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%center% [-My other implementation of an analog binary clock, based on an [[http://www.ikea.com.sg/products/product_display.asp?id=3247|IKEA Susa]] clock. Photo was taken at 3:41.-]
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%center% [-My other implementation of an analog binary clock, based on an [[http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60111118|IKEA Susa]] clock. Photo was taken at 3:41.-]
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[-Related: "[[TrueBinaryTime|True binary time]]" wall clocks-]
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Related items: "[[TrueBinaryTime|True binary time]]" wall clocks and my friend Walter's [[http://walter.schreppers.com/index.php?page=diy&pos=3|PIC implementation of a binary clock]].
November 17, 2006, at 12:40 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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November 17, 2006, at 02:49 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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Below is my design for an analog wall clock that allows you to read and learn about true binary time. You can [[http://www.cafepress.com/binaryclocks.87523819|order this clock online]] at Cafepress.
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Below is my design for an analog wall clock that allows you to read and learn about binary time, without having to go through all of the hacking. You can [[http://www.cafepress.com/binaryclocks.87523819|order this clock online]] at Cafepress.
November 17, 2006, at 02:48 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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November 17, 2006, at 02:46 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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The inner bands of this clock represent 12 hours in binary format. The outer bands represent 60 minutes in binary. This clock is a good start if you're planning on building your own binary clock as described above.
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!!Order an analog binary clock online

Below is my design for an analog wall clock that allows you to read and learn about true binary time. You can [[http://www.cafepress.com/binaryclocks.87523819|order this clock online]] at Cafepress.

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%center%[-This clock allows you to read the current hour and minute in binary format-]
November 17, 2006, at 01:11 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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November 15, 2006, at 03:49 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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%center% [-My other implementation of an analog binary clock, based on an [[http://www.ikea.com.sg/products/product_display.asp?id=3247|IKEA Susa]] clock. Photo was taken at 3:41.-]
November 12, 2006, at 09:05 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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!!Hack the planet!
November 12, 2006, at 04:32 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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Below are the [=PDFs=] that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://www.xfig.org|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These [=PDFs=] were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.
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Below are the [=PDFs=] that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://xfig.org/userman/fig-format.html|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These [=PDFs=] were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.
November 12, 2006, at 01:50 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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!!!How to: Convert an analog wall clock into a binary clock %light%[- November 9 2006-]
November 11, 2006, at 10:59 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better. Make sure that you can print patterns large enough to cover the clock face. Since we have a A3 printer, I can create clocks with a 30cm diameter. If you're limited to using a A4 printer, your maximum diameter is about 21cm.
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better. Make sure that you can print patterns large enough to cover the clock face. Since I have access to print on A3 format, I can create clocks with a 30cm diameter. If you're limited to using A4 format, your maximum diameter is about 21cm.
November 11, 2006, at 10:54 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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The overall method can be simplified in various ways. One way is to just change the dial of the clock, and leave the hands as they are. Hands shaped as windows instead of full discs can also be used to emphasize the current time in binary. The conversion of watches also seems plausible.
November 11, 2006, at 03:07 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better. Make sure that you can print patterns large enough to cover the clock face.
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better. Make sure that you can print patterns large enough to cover the clock face. Since we have a A3 printer, I can create clocks with a 30cm diameter. If you're limited to using a A4 printer, your maximum diameter is about 21cm.
November 11, 2006, at 03:00 PM by 84.194.127.106 -
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If you made your own version of the analog binary clock, please send me a picture (@@anth@@@@ony@li@@@@ekens@@@@.net@@) so I can add them to this page!
November 11, 2006, at 01:06 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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Let's convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands are circular, punched disks that rotate and display a binary number each, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clock's hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Here's an analog wall clock that also displays the time in binary. Both hands are modified into circular, punched disks that rotate and display a binary number each, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clock's hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
November 11, 2006, at 01:02 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock.

The clock-mod involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary. Patterns that allow you to create your own analog binary clock are provided at the end, in PDF format.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary.

The clock-mod involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. Patterns that allow you to create your own analog binary clock are provided at the end, in PDF format.
November 11, 2006, at 12:59 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, binary clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.'''

Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock.

Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, binary clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, binary clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock.
November 11, 2006, at 12:56 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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The clock-mod involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary.
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The clock-mod involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary. Patterns that allow you to create your own analog binary clock are provided at the end, in PDF format.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. Involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.'''

Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock.

Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, binary clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

The clock-mod involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary.
November 11, 2006, at 12:50 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better.
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better. Make sure that you can print patterns large enough to cover the clock face.
November 11, 2006, at 12:42 AM by 84.194.127.106 -
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See if you can read the time on the clock below.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary are plentiful. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. Involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary commonly use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. Involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required. At the end of the conversion, you'll have a clock that shows the time in both analog and binary.
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Since the clock shows the time in analog as well as binary, the analog format provides you with an estimate of the current time. Based on that, it is easy to figure out the exact time (in minutes) from the binary numbers. As the hand moves from one number to the next, at least one bit changes (the least significant bit always changes color). If the window is in between two numbers, you can see an edge between the changing bits. When the hand is halfway through this change, it denotes the step to the next minute or hour.
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Since the clock shows the time in analog as well as binary, the analog format provides you with an estimate of the current time. Based on that, it is easy to figure out the exact time (in minutes) from the binary numbers, and the analog estimate serves as a check for the math. You'll learn to read binary numbers in no time (sic).
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As the hand moves from one number to the next, at least one bit changes (the least significant bit always changes color). If the window is in between two numbers, you can see an edge between the changing bits. When the hand is halfway through this change, it denotes the step to the next minute or hour.
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What you need: A hackable analog clock, printer, PDF patterns (see below), thick (grey) paper, transparent plastic sheet, glue, scissors, hobby knife.

This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by transparent templates.
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OK, let's build one. You'll need the following: A hackable analog clock, printer, PDF patterns (see below), thick (grey) paper, transparent plastic sheet, glue, scissors, hobby knife.

This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. I'm sure good clocks can be found for half of that, or as second hand. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by the rotating disks. A hackable clock allows you to access the hands, and take them out so you can glue a new background image on the clock's face, and modify the hands themselves. Scissors can easily shorten flat metallic or plastic hands. Flatter hands are better.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand.

The bit of the number that is displayed at the outer edge, is the least significant bit. If the bit is white, it denotes 1, and 0 otherwise. The next (inner) bits than represent 2/0, 4/0, 8/0, 16/0, 32/0. Adding these powers of 2 gives you the number represented by the binary number. The list below shows all binary numbers from 0 to 59. Their last bits are the least significant.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. Reading the binary numbers from the inside out, the small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40.

The bit of the number that is displayed at the outer edge, is the least significant bit. If the bit is white, it is on and denotes 1. The bit is 0 otherwise. The next (moving to the center) bits represent 2/0, 4/0, 8/0, 16/0, 32/0 if these are on/off. Adding these powers of 2 gives you the number represented by the binary number. The list below shows all binary numbers from 0 to 59. Their last bits are the least significant.
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%center% [-The binary format for numbers 0 to 59.-]
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%center% [-The binary format for numbers 0 to 59. With six bits, we could've gone up to 63. For higher numbers, we need more bits.-]
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%center% [-My analog binary wall clock displays 11:40-]

In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand. My clock has been running for some time now, and does not have a delay.
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%center% [-My mounted analog binary wall clock displays 11:40. The clock has been running for some time now, and is still on-time.-]

In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand.
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The bit of the number that is displayed at the outer edge, is the least significant bit. If the bit is white, it denotes 1, and 0 otherwise. The next (inner) bits than represent 2/0, 4/0, 8/0, 16/0, 32/0. Adding these powers of 2 gives you the number represented by the binary number. The list below shows all binary numbers from 0 to 59. Their last bits are the least significant.

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%center% [-The binary format for numbers 0 to 59.-]

Since the clock shows the time in analog as well as binary, the analog format provides you with an estimate of the current time. Based on that, it is easy to figure out the exact time (in minutes) from the binary numbers. As the hand moves from one number to the next, at least one bit changes (the least significant bit always changes color). If the window is in between two numbers, you can see an edge between the changing bits. When the hand is halfway through this change, it denotes the step to the next minute or hour.
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The bit of the number that is displayed at the outer edge, is the least significant bit. If the bit is white, it denotes 1, and 0 otherwise. The next (inner) bits than represent 2/0, 4/0, 8/0, 16/0, 32/0. Adding these numbers The list below shows all binary numbers from 0 to 59. Their last bits are the least significant.

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%center% [-The binary format for numbers 0 to 59.-]

Since the clock shows the time in analog as well as binary, the analog format provides you with an estimate of the current time. Based on that, it is easy to figure out the exact time (in minutes) from the binary numbers. As the hand moves from one number to the next, at least one bit changes (the least significant bit always changes color). If the window is in between two numbers, you can see an edge between the changing bits. When the hand is halfway through this change, it denotes the step to the next minute or hour.
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The bit of the number that is displayed at the outer edge, is the least significant bit. If the bit is white, it denotes 1, and 0 otherwise. The next (inner) bits than represent 2/0, 4/0, 8/0, 16/0, 32/0. Adding these numbers The list below shows all binary numbers from 0 to 59. Their last bits are the least significant.
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Since the clock shows the time in analog as well as binary, the analog format provides you with an estimate of the current time. Based on that, it is easy to figure out the exact time (in minutes) from the binary numbers. As the hand moves from one number to the next, at least one bit changes (the least significant bit always changes color). If the window is in between two numbers, you can see an edge between the changing bits. When the hand is halfway through this change, it denotes the step to the next minute or hour.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand. My clock has been running for some time now, and does not have a delay.
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!!Links, references

* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_clock|Binary clock]] at Wikipedia
* [[http://www.thinkgeek.com|ThinkGeek]] sells binary clocks and watches that adopt electronics and [=LEDs=] to display the current time in a binary format
* A very lame [[http://www.cafepress.com/nazgul.13883169|analog binary clock]], and [[http://www.computergear.com/bincodwalclo.html|another one]].
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. Involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary are plentiful. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. Involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required.
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The information and contents of the [=PDFs=] on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The concept, information, implementation and patterns on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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Let's convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clock's hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Let's convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands are circular, punched disks that rotate and display a binary number each, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clock's hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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%center% http://anthony.liekens.net/images/clocklegend.jpg

%center% [-The binary format for numbers 0 to 59.-]
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%center% My analog binary wall clock displays 11:40
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%center% A simulation of the analog digital clock in Flash. The simulation shows your computer's current time in both an analog and digital format. The hands move slowly, in real time. If you look at the simulation for about a minute, you'll see how the clock goes from one minute to the next.
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%center% [-A simulation of the analog binary clock, in Flash. The simulation shows your computer's current time in both an analog and binary format. The hands move slowly, in real time. If you look at the simulation for about a minute, you'll see how the clock goes from one minute to the next.-]
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The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 59 (@@111011@@) for the minutes. Note that the hour hand cannot display 12. With binary numbers in mind, it's just more logical to start counting from 0, instead of 1.
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The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 59 (@@111011@@) for the minutes. Note that the hour hand cannot display 12. With binary numbers in mind, it's just more logical to start counting from 0, instead of 1. At the bottom of this page you can find a PDF version of this pattern.
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%center% The dial for the clock. The patterns show binary numbers for hours and minutes.

The hands require more crafting time. I've cut out thick paper based on the patters below. The blue lines represent cutouts for the outer hand. The red lines are cutouts for the smaller, inner hand. The outer hand is glued onto transparent plastic. Both templates are then connected to the original clock's hands that have been shortened so they don't show.
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%center% [-The dial for the clock. The patterns show binary numbers for hours and minutes.-]

The hands require more crafting time. I've cut out thick paper based on the patters below. The blue lines represent cutouts for the outer hand. The red lines are cutouts for the smaller, inner hand. The outer hand is glued onto transparent plastic. Both templates are then connected to the original clock's hands that have been shortened so they don't show. PDF patterns for the minute and hour hand are provided below.
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%center% Pattern for the templates to serve as the clock's hands.
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%center% [-Pattern for the templates to serve as the clock's hands.-]
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%center% A simulation of the analog digital clock in Flash. The simulation shows your computer's current time in both an analog and digital format.
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%center% A simulation of the analog digital clock in Flash. The simulation shows your computer's current time in both an analog and digital format. The hands move slowly, in real time. If you look at the simulation for about a minute, you'll see how the clock goes from one minute to the next.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock based one of the most common mechanical devices, an analog clock.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock, based on a cheap analog clock. Involves printing, cutting and glueing, no electronics skills are required.
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!!How it works
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!!Instructions

What you need: A hackable analog clock, printer, PDF patterns (see below), thick (grey) paper, transparent plastic sheet, glue, scissors, hobby knife.
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Let's convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Let's convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clock's hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Let's convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are cut out templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hour and minute hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock based one of the most common mechanical devices, an analog clock.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches that display the time in binary are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock based one of the most common mechanical devices, an analog clock.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently. Here's a different way to easily construct a binary clock based one of the most common mechanical devices, an analog clock.
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''Add some binary to your daily life.'' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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'''Add some binary to your daily life.''' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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!!Add some binary to your daily life

Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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''Add some binary to your daily life.'' Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

!!An analog clock that also shows the time in binary
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* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/dial.pdf|dial.pdf]]
* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/smallhand.pdf|smallhand.pdf]]
* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/bighand.pdf|bighand.pdf]]
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* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/dial.pdf|The backdrop dial (dial.pdf)]]
* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/hourhand.pdf|Pattern for hour hand template (hourhand.pdf)]]
* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/minutehand.pdf|Pattern for minute hand template (minutehand.pdf)]]
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The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 59 (@@111011@@) for the minutes. Note that the clock does not display 12, but only has 0 instead. With binary numbers in mind, it's more logical to start counting from 0, not 1.
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The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 59 (@@111011@@) for the minutes. Note that the hour hand cannot display 12. With binary numbers in mind, it's just more logical to start counting from 0, instead of 1.
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This clock can easily be build by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by transparent templates.
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This clock can easily be constructed by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by transparent templates.
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Below are the [=PDFs=] that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://www.xfig.org|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These PDFs were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.
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Below are the [=PDFs=] that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://www.xfig.org|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These [=PDFs=] were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.
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You can build this clock, based on a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by transparent templates.
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This clock can easily be build by hacking a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by transparent templates.
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Below are the PDFs that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://www.xfig.org|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These PDFs were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.
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Below are the [=PDFs=] that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://www.xfig.org|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These PDFs were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The information and contents of the PDFs on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The information and contents of the [=PDFs=] on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 60 (@@111100@@) for the minutes.
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The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 59 (@@111011@@) for the minutes. Note that the clock does not display 12, but only has 0 instead. With binary numbers in mind, it's more logical to start counting from 0, not 1.
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!!Patterns, PDF files

Below are the PDFs that I have generated (with code that generates [[http://www.xfig.org|xfig]] files) for my clock. The patterns are based on a clock that is 27.5cm in diameter. An inner circle with a 6cm diameter serves as a margin and to connect the clock's hands to the new dials. There's a 1cm margin on the outer edge of the dial. These PDFs were printed on a 1:1 scale on A3 paper. If your clock's diameter is xxcm, print the files on a xx:27.5 scale.

* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/dial.pdf|dial.pdf]]
* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/smallhand.pdf|smallhand.pdf]]
* [[http://anthony.liekens.net/pub/files/bighand.pdf|bighand.pdf]]
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The information on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The information and contents of the PDFs on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. The information on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The PDF file may be printed and used unchanged for personal entertainment use only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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%light%[-Copyright 2006 Anthony Liekens. This design is protected by copyright law in the USA, the European Community and the rest of the world. The information on this page can be used for non-commercial purposes only. Any unauthorized use is a violation of copyright law and will result in legal action.-]
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The clock is based on a cheap retail analog clock. The clock's backdrop was changed, and its hands were modified so they could be replaced by transparent templates.
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You can build this clock, based on a cheap retail analog clock. I found a pretty big one (27.5cm diameter for the backdrop) for 12 euros, and it was perfectly hackable as it could easily be taken apart and put back together. For the conversion, the clock's backdrop is changed, and its hands are modified so they can be replaced by transparent templates.
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%center% [[http://anthony.liekens.net/images/analogbinaryclock800.jpg|http://anthony.liekens.net/images/patterns.jpg]]

%center% Pattern for the templates to serve as the clock's hands.
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The most important parts of the clock are the background image and the templates that serve as hands. The background image looks like a circular checkerboard. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 60 (@@111100@@) for the minutes.
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The clock is based on a cheap retail analog clock. The clock's backdrop was changed, and its hands were modified so they could be replaced by transparent templates.

The background image displays all required patterns of binary numbers. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 60 (@@111100@@) for the minutes.
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The hands require more crafting time. I've cut out thick paper based on the patters below. The blue lines represent cutouts for the outer hand. The red lines are cutouts for the smaller, inner hand. The outer hand is glued onto transparent plastic. Both templates are then connected to the original clock's hands that have been shortened so they don't show.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the last hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the large hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the last hand is at @@101000@@ for 40.
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In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the last hand is at @@101000@@ for 40. The least significant bit is always on the outer edge of the hand.
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The most important parts of the clock are the background image and the templates that serve as hands. The background image looks like a circular checkerboard. The inner 4 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 (all black, on top) to 11 (@@1011@@), for the hours. The outer 6 bands represent the binary numbers from 0 to 60 (@@111100@@) for the minutes.
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%center% The dial for the clock. The patterns show binary numbers for hours and minutes.
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%center% A simulation of the analog digital clock in Flash. The simulation shows your computer's current time in both an analog and digital format.
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!!How it works

%center% [[http://anthony.liekens.net/images/analogbinaryclock800.jpg|http://anthony.liekens.net/images/dial.jpg]]
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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Two dials rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The dials are templates that are carefully aligned with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in analog and in a digital format. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Both hands rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The hands are templates that carefully align with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in both analog and binary. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Two dials rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The dials are templates that are carefully aligned with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in analog and in a digital format. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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%center% The wall clock displays 11:40

Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Two dials rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The dials are templates that are carefully aligned with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in analog and in a digital format. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."
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%center% My analog binary wall clock displays 11:40

In the above image, you can see my implementation of the clock. The photo was taken at 11:40. The small hand shows the binary number @@1011@@ for 11, where the last hand is at @@101000@@ for 40.
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Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use LEDs to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use [=LEDs=] to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.
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%center% The wall clock displays 11:40
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!!!Convert an analog wall clock into a binary clock

!!Add some binary to your daily life

Clocks that display time in binary can easily be [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/cubegoodies/lights/59e0/|found]] [[http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/watches/6a17/|online]]. The clocks use LEDs to display the current time as binary numbers. Besides providing ultimate nerd bling, these clocks and watches are an extremely useful educational tool. These clocks bring binary numbers to everyday life, and after using them for some time you'll learn to read binary numbers fluently.

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Here's a way to convert an analog wall clock into a clock that displays the time in binary. Two dials rotate and display two binary numbers, one for the current hour and one for minutes. The dials are templates that are carefully aligned with a backdrop to show binary numbers in the clocks' hands. As such, the clock displays the current time in analog and in a digital format. Because the mechanisms of this clock do not require any electronics, but purely the mechanical rotations of the hands, it is a true "analog binary clock."

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