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Bringing the Windows hourglass cursor to life

Arduino TeamJune 15th, 2016

You know that rotating hourglass that indicates when a Windows application is busy performing an operation? Well, interaction designer Wolfgang Huther decided to bring the iconic cursor into the real world with an Arduino-driven project he calls “The Microsoft Hourglass Machine.”

The wall-mounted display was brought to life using laser-cut acrylic parts, black sand, and some electronics.