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Spiral Clocks tell time with ball Answered

These clocks tell the time by the position of a ball that slowly spirals in to the center and then gets dropped back down to start all over again. Pretty clever. Also pretty hard to read, but it's certainly a conversation piece and a good inspiration for some other projects.

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travw
travw

11 years ago

Wait... Didn't you already post this?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I have a binary watch, which I bought of ebay.

Unfortunately, the battery is flat and I have lost the instructions for setting it...

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fightthemachine
fightthemachine

Reply 11 years ago

When I read this I thought you had said "I have lost the instructions for SELLING it" and my mind jumped to how intricate an ebay guide instructable would be, my search bar dreads the thought too.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Was it easy for you to read?  I am still trying to get comfortable with the 24 hour clock (since that is most useful at work)
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Once I got used to it.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I have my watch set to 24 hour time, in an attempt to make myself think in that manner.....after 23 years, I am still (on times past noon)  subtracting 10 and then 2 to get the "real" time  :-)   
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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

You might need to know how to put 2 and 2 together to read it.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I was always poorer at reading binary anyways....give me oct. and duodecimal any day  ;-) 

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Base 10 or the Dewey Decimal System.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

base 10 is decimal,  duodecimal is base 12 ;-)  (duo - 2  plus, deci - 10)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

 Don't put the hex on me now.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Nope, not hex nor hexidecimal  (neither 6 nor 16 ;-) 

But, at this point, it looks like "your number is up"  ;-) 

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

 But I am bound to hit infinity.  You can't go much further than that,

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, but I can, you see, not all infinities are of equal size ;-)  

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

To infinity and beyond!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

 To infamy and beyond !

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Infamy, infamy....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

(GH, the "reply" button to your comment was hidden)


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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

:-0  
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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

I would have said something, but he might have gone all sarcastic about dry British wit again...


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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Oh dear, not that again.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

It's OK, I said dry British wit, not damp-between-the-toes British wit.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Dry British wit?   A friend of mine in England tells me MY humor is very dry (can you imagine that? LOL).

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Have you tried Canada Dry?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

No, but I know that the Hippy Dippy Weatherman spoke of a Canadian High   ;-)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

Anything like the Rocky Mountain High?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

No, but it beats a J Lo

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

You know, I only looked at this because I thought it was the topic that was posted ages ago and there might have been a new addition to the thread...

L

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kelseymh
kelseymh

11 years ago

Somebody needs to change the Link to point to the original topic :-)