Gallery: Marieke Staps Soil Clock is powered by DIRT!


Did you know you can power a clock with dirt? Dutch designer Marieke Staps has figured out a way to grow time, instead of killing it. Her soil-powered bio-clock (is that like a biological clock?), showcased at Dutch Design Week in 2008 and most recently at Dwell on Design‘s Kitchen Ecology Show last week, keeps time by plugging into mud!

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  1. gregb July 4, 2009 at 8:35 am

    A pretty clock, but not “green’ by any stretch of the imagination. Just a simple copper/tin battery. The kind children used to make in school out of pennies, nickels and salt water. No biological metabolism required. But it is true, once the soil dries out, the clock will stop.

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