said by tschmidt:
What a clever idea - a "windup clock engine" for the 21th century.
Exactly, thanks to LEDs and some clever mechanics. Light for people that have none.
Being goofy as I am, I started thinking about this clock at Thomas Jefferson's home in VA. It has weights that run from the high ceiling of the first floor to the basement. You crank the weights up once a week. (if I remember correctly) I was thinking, I want to try it there. --
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