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Computer Art Clocks

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Sometimes it's hard to keep track of the latest tech trends. Those colossal, beige desktop computers went extinct decades ago, floppy disks lost their drive, and even CDs exited in a flash (stick).

But many of us still get a jolt of excitement when the thought of our first high-tech gadget sparks our imagination. With a bit resourceful restyling, these old-school gadgets finally get with the times in these one-off art clocks. Assembled by hand using retired or surplus components, these quirky timekeepers rescue these remnants from an afterlife in the landfill and preserve these bits and bytes as functional art. Made In Boulder, Colorado.
old, scrap computer components including CDs, floppy disks, circuit boards
Katie Giannone, UncommonGoods Associate Buyer
5" L x 5" W

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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

October 10, 2012 12:18:49 PM

Do you remember the days of floppy disks? These designs are made from the real deal, retired and overstock CDs, floppy disks, and other reclaimed computer parts and accessories. Do they have your vote?

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October 11, 2012 09:51:20 AM

I absolutely love this!!! I am not tech-savvy at all, but I do love to build things. My husband taught me how to build my own computer (it's pink), so I have a special appreciation for items like this : )

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October 11, 2012 01:42:39 PM

very unique gift for computer users and other modern folks

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October 11, 2012 01:44:30 PM

should make great gift for both nostalgic and modern folks

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October 11, 2012 09:23:48 PM

Wouldn't use.

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October 13, 2012 01:11:18 PM

Well... when they look clean and unscratched. But then I don't like the style called "distressed". I find it ugly. So depending... The blue one looks ugly, the red one too busy, the green one has something odd at the top. A grey bit over the red bit? No, not for me.

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October 13, 2012 04:03:16 PM

great way to recycle!

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October 15, 2012 08:54:29 PM

too confusing.

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October 16, 2012 11:02:52 AM

What? "Wouldn't use"??? It's a clock! We all use clocks! This would be a super gift for the geeky student we all have in our families. Love.

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October 16, 2012 12:58:45 PM

great way to recycle with style

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October 16, 2012 02:14:25 PM

I find these clocks confusing. They appear large enough to go on the wall, however; they have no wall mount and are designed to sit on a desk. I do however like the creativity in the art.

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October 16, 2012 04:21:37 PM

I wouldn't buy these clocks only because I don't need any not because they aren't cute because they are.

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October 16, 2012 06:10:15 PM

the one (and only one) that interests me is the middle blue one. for the right person, it would be a great gift item. the other two look like they have to much 'junk' attached to them.

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October 17, 2012 12:43:09 PM

captures a certain niche

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October 18, 2012 05:20:58 PM

price??????? anyone can make these w/a clock kit from the hobby store.

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October 18, 2012 05:34:04 PM

This is super eco-cool!

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October 18, 2012 07:18:04 PM


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October 18, 2012 07:27:49 PM


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October 19, 2012 08:38:45 AM

I would love one of these.

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October 19, 2012 12:04:47 PM


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October 19, 2012 01:01:36 PM

Not my taste, but these look like cool gifts for computer people.

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October 20, 2012 02:10:14 PM

Kind of tacky. I think people are looking for more practical AND fun items... not tacky ;)

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October 22, 2012 06:10:31 PM

like upcycling and items made in America

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October 22, 2012 06:12:20 PM

great gift for the geek in your life!

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October 23, 2012 12:18:51 PM

Looks junky

Jessica Kate
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October 23, 2012 01:23:37 PM

I like clocks where the time is easy to read - these are not.

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October 23, 2012 06:09:24 PM

A very cute conversation piece.

thanks for commenting