Chain in Action
Figurines, animals or vehicles are fixed onto a loop chain. As the chain rotates, the objects appear and disappear in front of the background, creating a moving effect.
The Magic of Water Flow
“Water automatons” are made up of a series of transparent glass tubes with spiral textures. The thickness of the tube varies according to the spiral texture, resulting in uneven refraction. As the light passes through, it looks like a stream of water.
The Secret of Dome
A push bar that slides on the cam is moved according to the shape of the track and drives the centre wheel to turn in different directions. The blades can be raised, remain stationery or fall.
Roll out the Music
As the ratchet wheels rotate, a series of hammers are activated to strike metal plates and play a tune. One complete turn of the wheels represents the length of the music. If it turns too fast or too slow, the charm of the music is lost.
Hand to Hand
What is the secret behind the hour, minute and second hands?
The Five Elements of Clocks
What are the five main components of a mechanical clock?
Source of Power
How do timepieces store energy?
How to make a gear train rotate rhythmically?
Swing a Pendulum
How can a mechanical clock be made to run accurately?
The Master of Clock
Mechanical clock DIY.
Quartz Clock Inside Out
How can quartz replace the escapement?
Revolution in Timekeeping
How to measure time by using atomic oscillation?
Perception of Time
Do you believe these images will affect your perception of time?
Lost in Time
What do you feel about time in the dark?
Little Painter in the Palace
Let’s design your clock and decorate the palace!
HKScM WhatsApp Stickers
The Hong Kong Science Museum launches WhatsApp Stickers. The first batch of 30 stickers has the theme of "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Treasures of Time" exhibition. The cute figures such as little emperors, little princesses, western clock makers and cats in the palace allow you to express your feelings at any time.