Introducing the WNDSN Angular Size Pendant
BERLIN, 2017-07-27 - Draw knowledge from centuries past, and pass on as heirloom to future generations.
Introducing the next product in our line of metrology tools, the WNDSN XPD Angular Size Pendant revives ancient technologies in a low tech, high value instrument.
Inspired by the medieval Kamal, a celestial navigation tool that greatly facilitated latitude sailing, the WNDSN XPD Angular Size Pendant fixates the distance to the measuring scale by way of creating a necklace that is holding the scales at a set distance, thus enabling accurate measurements.
The scales on the pendant are calculated in a way that enables the user to measure one-handed, no further setup required other than wearing the pendant around their neck. The pendant subtends angular sizes of up to 13° with a precision of 0.2° or 12 arcminutes.
The slightly larger than dog tag-sized angular size brass pendant is handmade and manufactured in the spirit of astronomical instruments of the age of discovery, built by the likes of Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Gemma Frisius. The scales are precision-cut into 3 mm thick rigid metal. The WNDSN maker's mark proudly adorns the device; scientific instructions in reminiscence of the spacecraft’s Voyager Golden record are engraved and supplemented by a printed how-to. Made in Germany.
WNDSN's Applied Science Lab, based in Berlin, develops and manufactures that which can't be improvised; measurement, navigation, and surveying instruments informed by the motto "Ex Mensura, Scientia" -- knowledge from measurement.
WNDSN produces archival quality products that are designed with intent by combining techniques proven over centuries; arcane science meets cutting edge contemporary methods, resulting in iconic, timeless, high-utility designs.
In addition to custom-built instruments and tools, metrology & illumination solutions, WNDSN creates expedition mementos and morale patches to celebrate cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the Renaissance. WNDSN morale patches are acutely designed -- no line is left to randomness, no element is mere filler. They serve as infographics, how-tos for the WNDSN tools, magic sigils, as well as functional markers.