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« on: March 09, 2008 04:07:22 AM »

My dear boyf and I have just completed our first collaborative project, based on an Instructable he found.

But first, let me take you on a trip back to childhood.

Remember this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-YcBVEnLT8

I sure as hell do! I've spent most of February watching Sesame Street Old School, and I just HAD to make a pinball clock of my very own.



And here it is, slightly larger:



This clock is now #2 in the order of my affections. I love it more than anything in the world except for Nick Cave. My boyf is currently at #3 - but considering the work he put into correcting the clockface to make it as authentic as possible, he deserves to be spot #1.

The hands are a little wrong - the SStreet song has the hour hand on top of the minute hand, but apparently clocks just aren't made that way. We're thinking of maybe swapping the colours over, maybe resizing the hands as well. I should also remove the second hand, but I haven't yet.

Tell me what you think!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 04:53:27 AM »

I didn't remember the clock until I watched the video and then I remembered years of babysitting - you did a fantastic job making it!!! who would have thought something sesame street could be retro and cool?
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 05:07:43 AM »

Wow- that's awesome.  I loved Sesame Street when I was little.  It's odd though, eh.  Your clock is really good.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 05:25:52 AM »

That is SO awesome  Grin I think it's perfect! Hitting 'This Rocks'
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 08:06:20 AM »

I didn't recognize it at first, but after about 2 seconds on the video!!!! Oh, wow! You guys really did a great job. What a fun and exciting project! Thanks for bringing back a wonderful piece of my childhood!

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 08:08:51 AM »

OMG i LOVE this clock. i knew what it was before even reading the words to your post. Tongue the 'numbers' song was my favourite part of sesame street when i was a kid... lol [i still sing the song.. my own kids think im crazy].  its PERFECT. very cool. Cheesy i sooo hit this rocks.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008 08:10:04 AM »

This is amazing. I loved that segment. You guys did a great job recreating this.
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008 08:34:58 AM »

as soon as ! saw this ! started singing the song. amazing. That's a very fun idea for a clock.....and of course I remember the clip:)
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008 08:38:22 AM »

I sing that song ALL THE TIME, and I didn't even realize what it was from until I just checked that video out - this clock rocks!
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008 08:47:20 AM »

Ha ha! That's awesome!  The pinball countdown was my favourite part of sesame street and I've just introduced my (almost) three year old nephew to it so he goes around humming/singing it too.  Excellent work.  I love that you got the colour scheme so right.
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