18 May Fibonacci Clock
Posted at 08:48h in Blog, Maths, Uncategorised
I’m not sure if I could quite get to grips with telling the time on this latest invention, but it is quite stylish.
Philippe Chrétien from Canada deduced you could use the first five numbers from the Fibonacci sequence to represent a clock, as these are all you need to express all the numbers from 1 to 12.
Using the famous golden rectangle and coloured lights, he created a timepiece where various squares within the rectangle lit up to tell the time.
Sounds confusing – but take a look at the article found in the Guardian to see this crazy, but cool invention in action. Or see if you can work out how it works from this example: