This clock that the Internet keeps obsessing about is really a Radio Shack 63-765A. It was built in the 1980s. Ahmed Mohamed took the insides of the clock, put it into another box, and was so proud of his work that he said he 'invented' it.
Anyone who has created their own PCB knows that he probably didn't invent this clock. The PCB is too clean. However, opening stuff up and seeing how it works is a great way for a 14 year old to understand how electronics work. My first electronic projects were hacks of other projects, and I learned more in order until I could actually invent things.
This whole thing shouldn't be political. It's not a bomb. It's not a fake bomb. It's not a prelude to a count down timer for a real bomb. It's a kid who was proud of what he did while messing around with electronics.
Oh, and Richard Dawkins... You're a dick.Tags: #RichardDawkins #ahmedmohamed #clock