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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

8 years ago

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

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KitemanGoodhart

Reply 8 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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fightthemachineKiteman

Reply 8 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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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 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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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 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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caitlinsdadGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 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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caitlinsdadGoodhart

Reply 8 years ago

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

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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

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KitemanKiteman

Reply 8 years ago

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


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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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


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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

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

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 8 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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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

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

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 8 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...

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kelseymh

8 years ago

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