Tech project which displays the time as a QR Code in an LED matrix, put together by ch00ftech:
What the hell?
Right? This is an idea I had at some point along my four day drive across the country. QR codes are very popular for some reason. Marketers insist that they’re useful and demand to put them in everything despite the fact that nobody uses them.
The real problem with QR codes is that they force people to use a machine to translate what could easily be human-readable information. Rather than a QR code, why not just show the text “Chevy.com” or even better just the word “Chevy” because everyone knows how to google stuff? Seriously, I’ve seen QR codes on highway billboard signs as if anyone is going to whip out their smartphone while they’re pulling 65.
So why a clock? As I’ve said before, clocks have already sort of been perfected. A digital wristwatch is probably the most convenient, accurate, and durable way to tell the time possible. Any attempt to change the typical blue-light special wristwatch will only make it more expensive or harder to read. This clock attempts to do both.
Also, this clock points out the ultimate irony of QR codes which is that they are a technological convenience that really isn’t convenient. In order to read this clock, the user will require some sort of QR scanning device which is guaranteed to have a time-telling function built into it already.
So, that’s why I made it. Hilarious, right?