Mario Kart Torsion Pendulum Clock

Mario Kart Clock

3 o’clock? More like Luigi o’clock, amiright? Because the hands on the clock look like an ‘L’…okay that joke was funnier in my head.

Anyways, anytime I see one of those fancy torsion pendulum clocks, specifically the orb weights revolving, I am reminded of the Koopa shells spinning around a racer in Mario Kart.

Mario Kart Clock

With the shell weights being suspended by a clear plastic (or glass) pillars, it would almost look like they are being self-propelled (I used a clear blue material so you can see them here).

I went with a tire and rim for the main clock, but other Mario Kart imagery could be used instead. One note: the shells wouldn’t spin around in one direction continuously, they’d reverse direction every 15 – 20 seconds – I couldn’t express that in the GIF.

Here’s hoping such a clock could be made. It would be the sort of family heirloom geeks would covet.

Luigi Death Stare

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Posted on June 16, 2014, in Cars, Gadgets, House, Sports, Toys, Transportation, Video Games and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. And on the hour, it could chime, “Power Up!” (or maybe just honk)

  2. Michael Leenheer

    You could make the turtle shells spin with magnets under the surface too – sort of like those ice skating penguins you see at Christmas time

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