Cube Timer Is Simple, Too Simple

Cube Timer Is Simple, Too Simple

By Evan Ackerman

This cube timer is a really simple, straightforward little device: just rotate the cube so that the time you want is facing up, set it down, and an alarm will go off after that amount of time has passed. To shut it off, flip it back over to zero. There are no dials, no buttons, and no blinky LEDs… It’s a cinch to use.

The unfortunate thing about keeping track of time, though, is that you’re often having to deal with inconvenient numbers that aren’t 5, 15, 30, or 60 (and for the record, I’m pretty sure that’s leaving the sixth side undefined). What if I want 10 minutes? Or 45 minutes? It would be utterly impossible to measure those increments of time with this gadget. The obvious solution, of course, is to just use a hexecontahedron, which would include faces for all of the numbers from 1-60. Ah, but what about the zero face to stop the timer, you ask? Well, just take out the number 18 and put the zero in there. I mean, come on, 18? Nobody uses it for anything.

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5 thoughts on “Cube Timer Is Simple, Too Simple”

  1. The 18 would be absolutely critical for timing 90 minutes in 5 equal parts. it would make far more sense to leave out the 53. Only evil people do stuff for 53 minutes.

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