Marquee Display Uses Six Dozen Surplus VFD Tubes to Great Effect

Marquee Display Uses Six Dozen Surplus VFD Tubes to Great Effect

The quest to repurpose surplus elements into new and fascinating shows by no means ends, it appears. And the larger the show, the higher, with additional factors for utilizing some actually obscure half, like these surplus Russian vacuum-fluorescent tubes turned into a marquee display. As [tonyp7] freely admits, it is a pet venture that’s only for the […]

Automating The Design Of Word Clocks

Automating The Design Of Word Clocks

Word clocks, or a matrix of light-up letters that spell out the time, are a normal construct for all enterprising electronics fanatics. The hassle is discovering the fitting solution to drive a matrix of LEDs and the numerous quantity of brainpower that goes into making a matrix of letters that may spell out the time […]

Persistence of Phosphorescence Clock Displays YouTube Stats Too

Persistence of Phosphorescence Clock Displays YouTube Stats Too

Looking for an attention-grabbing and distinctive method to show the time and date? Want the flexibleness so as to add different important info, just like the variety of YouTube subs you’ve obtained? Care to have the ability to learn it from half a block away, at the very least at night time? Then this scrolling […]

Rotating Lithophane Box Turns with Time

Rotating Lithophane Box Turns with Time

If you needed to make a rotating show field, what would you utilize to make it spin? A servo? A stepper motor? [ChrisN219] didn’t want his to maneuver shortly by any means, and this opened up his choices to one thing we in all probability wouldn’t have thought to make use of: a clock motion. […]

Multi-Coloured LEDs Make For A Beautiful Colour Clock

Multi-Coloured LEDs Make For A Beautiful Colour Clock

This challenge is so fairly in its personal proper, it doesn’t want a case! Clocks are a recurring function among the many tasks we function right here on Hackaday, with a number of widespread themes rising amongst them. We see conventional clocks with fingers, digital clocks with all types of show together with the ever […]

Ask Hackaday: Is Your Clock Tied to Mains Frequency?

Ask Hackaday: Is Your Clock Tied to Mains Frequency?

Earlier in March we heard a couple of quirk of the interconnected continental European electrical energy grid which caused clocks to lose about six minutes up to now this 12 months. This was attributable to a slight dip within the mains frequency. That dip didn’t put something out of fee, however clocks which are designed […]

“Attempt” at Wristwatch is a Solid Success

“Attempt” at Wristwatch is a Solid Success

Sometimes silence is the most effective praise to a DIY venture, and that doesn’t simply apply to selfmade lockjaw toffee. When a watch is so well-made that it appears like one from a jewellery retailer, it’s straightforward to maintain quiet. [ColinMerkel] took many pictures of his fourth wristwatch attempt however “attempt” is his phrase as […]

It’s a Nixie! It’s a VFD! No, It’s a Custom LED Display in a Tube

It’s a Nixie! It’s a VFD! No, It’s a Custom LED Display in a Tube

Like the look of Nixies however they only appear somewhat overdone? Or maybe you simply don’t need the hassles of a high-voltage energy provide? Then possibly these faux-Nixie LED “tube” displays will discover a method into your subsequent clock construct. For his 2018 Hackaday Prize entry, [bobricius] determined that what the world wants is a Nixie that’s […]

Arduino Clock Jots Down The Time, In UV

Arduino Clock Jots Down The Time, In UV

We’re large followers of the impractical round right here at Hackaday. Sure there’s a sure enchantment to developing with probably the most environment friendly methodology to perform your objective, the tactic that does precisely what it must do with none superfluous parts. But it’s simply not as a lot enjoyable. If not less than one particular […]