Digital clocks are about as dull as it gets—unless you're going for old school Casio hipster appeal. But for those who want something a little more vintage, this analog meter timepiece is a thing of beauty. And homemade!
The unit borrows its aesthetic approach from VU meters, letting needles gradually shift from minute to hour, instead of dancing around wildly as they might normally. And a lot of effort went into housing those delicate needles—each "arm" is controlled by a PIC18F2550 microchip, the face was designed and printed through CAD, with the whole thing housed in handsome wood. The warm, antique glow? Even better! Instructions are available if you want to take a stab at your own gorgeous meter clock—though I don't think it'll make seeing your 7 a.m. wakeup any more pleasant. [Hack-a-Day via Technabob]