The 10,000 Year Clock is up and running — and now that the plans are online, you can construct your own nigh-immortal timepiece

The Long Now Foundation's 10,000 Year Clock — a beautifully crafted machine designed to run, with minimal human input, for millennia — has been keeping time for almost 10 years; it's currently on loan to the Science Museum of London. But if you'd like your own, Long Now has released the schematics to their wondrous chronometer — which Neal Stephenson had a hand in designing and then wove into his new novel, Anathem.

So if you'd like to endear yourself to the forthcoming robot overlords, or make sure the zombies will be able to keep perfect time, get to building.

How to Build a Clock That Will Outlast the Apocalypse

How to Build a Clock That Will Outlast the Apocalypse

How to Build a Clock That Will Outlast the Apocalypse

How to Build a Clock That Will Outlast the Apocalypse