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Modding Propeller Clock on a Mirror

Discussion in 'Modding' started by coorz, 6 Jan 2004.

  1. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    Hi guys,

    Found this on the web, would look sweet in a plexi mod! Brilliantly done if i may say so.
    also checkout the vid.
     
  2. apoogod

    apoogod trix arent just for kids

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    that would be great mod with see-thru mirror...hmmm
     
  3. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    After strolling around some more, it seems that Bob Blick is the godfather of this thing, he designed it 7 years ago!
    There's tons of links to many variants of that clock, however the plexi mirror version is by far the sweetest.
     
  4. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    I think the noise of it spinning would be annying after a while...
     
  5. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    wonder who will be first put this into their PC?
    ;)
     
  6. ZapWizard

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    I am kinda doing that with my current project, but with an upgrade too. :naughty:
     
  7. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    I KNEW it would be you zap.. I was gonna say that in my reply *shakes fist in your direction* :p
     
  8. coorz

    coorz Miffed

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    hehe this is just a thing to do for Zap me thinks.
    Make it a horizontal version with the led bar sticking up, since it is PIC controlled one could interface it in realtime with a PC and let it display any information you want.
    Or am i talking crap now :geek: :hehe:
     
  9. ZapWizard

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    No, it can be done.
    I suggested this in my ideas thread, using a 120mm fan, but that requires polar calculations to figure out when to light the LEDs.

    BTW...Respect to Bob Blick :dremel:
     
  10. Blue Raven

    Blue Raven What's a Dremel?

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    Just thought i'd post this for anyone who is interested. A good artical about a spinning sign that displays serial data. here. From the Seattle Robotics Society's newsletter, The Encoder.
     

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