Doug's Word Clocks: Timepieces for Word Lovers & DIY-ers

Store Profile

  • Location: online only
  • Specialty: Customizable clocks for the textually inclined

    Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range

  • Website: dougswordclock.com

Store History

  • Founded: 2009
  • Founded by: Doug Jackson
  • Headquarters: Canberra, Australia

Doug Jackson built his first word clock as a gift to his wife, Megan, an English teacher. He then published an article on Instructables.com teaching others how to make similar clocks of their own. Soon, he was receiving emails from around the world, requesting kits or complete clocks using his design. Doug started Doug’s Word Clocks was started in answer to those requests - as a place where, depending on how handy you are, you can purchase complete clocks or kits to make your own customized timepiece.

A professional educator and security consultant, Doug Jackson loves making electronic gadgets. He also really loves teaching others how to make electronic gadgets. Which is how a simple gift designed for his English teaching wife resulted in a surprisingly successful enterprise in clock making and education. Word clocks tell time using (you guessed it!) - words. And they may be just the coolest clocks I've ever seen...

Inspired by the extremely expensive QLOCKTWO, Doug created a design that could be customized and shared with others. Knowing the satisfaction that comes from making something yourself, he wanted to empower others to try making clocks of their own. That's why Doug offers three different options for obtaining your own text-stacular timepiece - complete clocks, kits and components. You decide how much you want to tackle for yourself, and Doug will provide whatever pieces or instruction you need to make your personal vision a reality.

For more about Doug's Word Clocks, visit their store page over at Marketplace.

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