doctorow — 2014-03-29T09:00:55-04:00 — #1
euansmith — 2014-03-29T09:10:27-04:00 — #2
I don't think I will be installing that on my bedside table, but cool as cool.
the_borderer — 2014-03-29T09:14:50-04:00 — #3
Maybe they could improve it by only giving the time to the nearest quarter hour?.
pen_bird — 2014-03-29T10:19:18-04:00 — #4
Ha! I have an XMega controlling a surfboard! Top that!!
kiptw — 2014-03-29T11:14:02-04:00 — #5
kaibeezytentroy — 2014-03-29T11:14:10-04:00 — #6
Maybe draw a clock with hands. Since the time is approximate anyway.
nixiebunny — 2014-03-29T12:19:33-04:00 — #7
So he automated the Industrious Clock, eh?
nixiebunny — 2014-03-29T12:21:36-04:00 — #8
Here's a more automated version... Plotclock.
petzl — 2014-03-29T13:04:01-04:00 — #9
Put that on a NATO wristband and I'd wear it daily.
nixiebunny — 2014-03-29T13:52:08-04:00 — #10
I have a 2" Etch-a-Sketch. That sounds like a challenge.
gilbertwham — 2014-03-29T13:57:34-04:00 — #11
jambles — 2014-03-29T14:48:49-04:00 — #12
How about 3-4 of them on a lazy susan, sketching ahead of time, rotating into view as the minutes change.
nixiebunny — 2014-03-29T15:13:32-04:00 — #13
With the right motors, it will draw the time quickly enough. The 64:1 reduction on these motors is not helpful.
mtdna — 2014-03-29T15:18:06-04:00 — #14
I agree. I actually kind of like it that the clock has to be inexact. If you really need to know what time it is, use your NASA-approved Casio G-Shock.
westcarleton — 2014-03-29T17:07:40-04:00 — #15
Steppers from old 5.25" floppy drives work well. I use one to run a time lapse camera track.
ninja — 2014-03-29T17:22:14-04:00 — #16
mtdna — 2014-03-29T18:29:19-04:00 — #17
I hear Mitt Romney keeps one in his office.
nixiebunny — 2014-03-29T21:32:19-04:00 — #18
It was even boringer before the Internet.
nixiebunny — 2014-03-31T02:17:19-04:00 — #19
Criminy. I am doing it! I can't find the tiny Etch-a-Sketch in my kid's room, so I bought one on eBay. I've already modified a pair of tiny RC servos to spin the dials, and I'll laser cut some gears for it soon. I plan to use Comic Sans (or so) for the font.
Look out, world!
doctorow — 2014-04-03T09:01:07-04:00 — #20
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