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How to Use 7-Segment LEDs Not as They Were Intended

How to Use 7-Segment LEDs Not as They Were Intended
Those familiar red 7-segment LEDs are designed to each display an individual digit, or if you’re 8-year-old me, maybe to string together some letters, like “8008135” that I used to think was me being clever with my old Texas Instruments calculator.

This Measuring Tape Measures Both Time and Distance

This Measuring Tape Measures Both Time and Distance
If you want to know the time, you use a clock, a watch, or a smartphone. If you want to measure the length of an object, you use a tape measure. But it appears this tape measure didn’t get the memo, as it’s actually a clock.
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This Mechanical 7-Segment Clock Tells Time with Servos

This Mechanical 7-Segment Clock Tells Time with Servos
When it comes to digital clocks, they typically use segmented or dot-matrix displays in order to tell the time. But one thing most of these displays have in common is that have no moving parts. Not so with this unusual timepiece, which looks like a digital display, but is actually mechanical.

This Clock Draws the Time Using Sequins

This Clock Draws the Time Using Sequins
There are lots of different ways to tell the time. You can use an old school analog clock with hands, a segmented digital display, or even a sundial. But I can say with 100% certainty that this is the first clock I’ve ever seen that tells time with sequins.

This LED Wall Clock Is Accurate to 1/100th of a Second

This LED Wall Clock Is Accurate to 1/100th of a Second
While there are plenty of clocks and watches out there which don’t even have a second hand, I prefer to know the time with at least one second of precision. But that certainly wasn’t good enough for one engineer, who decided he needed decidedly more confidence that he knew the EXACT time.

This Retro Flip Clock Looks Like an Old TV Set

This Retro Flip Clock Looks Like an Old TV Set
These days, lots of people are replacing their bedside clocks with smartphones or other mobile gadgets which keep time. But there’s something about being able to just open an eyeball in the middle of the night and glance at the time that makes me still prefer a standalone clock.

This $36,000 Octopod Clock Is the Best Possible Way to Tell Time

This $36,000 Octopod Clock Is the Best Possible Way to Tell Time
Got $36,200 burning a hole in your pocket? Then have I got something for you! What you’re looking at is a desk clock which looks like some kind of creepy robotic octopus, and it’s simply awesome.

Alien Xenomorph Clock: Time to Die

Alien Xenomorph Clock: Time to Die
If there’s one thing we could all use more of in our lives, it’s xenomorphs. Now, you can keep one proudly displayed on your mantle, with this sweet Alien xenomorph table clock from Bradford Exchange. The 14″ tall clock features an intricately detailed sculpture of the creepy full-grown monster from the Alien universe, set atop a base inspired by H.R.

Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!

Game Boy Alarm Clock: It’s Super Mario Time!
This alarm clock looks exactly like the Game Boy you used to play on the go. It even has working buttons. The only difference is that instead of playing classic games, this version is all about waking you up in the morning.

Kello Alarm Clock Will Limit Your Weekly Snooze Presses

Kello Alarm Clock Will Limit Your Weekly Snooze Presses
I’m the sort of sleeper who typically wakes a few minutes before the alarm and has no problems getting out of bed. But we’ve all known people who hit the snooze button for an hour after the alarm goes off.

This Gigantic Clock is Made from Trucks

This Gigantic Clock is Made from Trucks
Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy. I mean time-voy. As you might imagine, to maximize profit, tractor trailers need to stay on the road for as long as possible. Time is money.

Lexon In-Out Clock: Double-Double Alarm Clock

Lexon In-Out Clock: Double-Double Alarm Clock
Some of us still don’t use smartphones as alarm clocks, and for those people, Lexon’s In-Out clock is seems like a clever way to make sure your alarm is set before you go to sleep. You’ll never forget to set it again.

Luminous Electronic Bar Graph Clock: Telling Time with Charts & Graphs

Luminous Electronic Bar Graph Clock: Telling Time with Charts & Graphs
The Luminous Electronic Bar Graph Clock looks pretty cool. This isn’t some lame digital clock or a common round analog clock. This clock is a bar graph. Just like the ones, you made back in fifth grade.

This Pulley Clock Tells Time with Almost 4,000 Feet of String

This Pulley Clock Tells Time with Almost 4,000 Feet of String
We’ve seen our share of complicated clocks, but we’ve never seen anything like Felix Vorreiter’s FLUX 1440. This clock displays the time using a simple pulley system, and over 3,900 feet of white string. The white string is covered in what looks like random marks, but they are anything but random.

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic

Digital Weasley Clock: Muggle Magic
Back in 2009, we checked out a real-world version of the Weasley’s locating clock. Redditor tbornottb3 recently made his take on the time– er spacepiece, but instead of mechanical hands he used an LED strip. The clock is powered by the Particle Photon, which gets data from the smartphones of tbornottb3 and his relatives via the powerful app If This Then That.

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen

Waveshape Binary Clock Has Glitches for Laymen
If binary timepieces aren’t geeky enough for you, check out this clock by Hack A Day community member Voja Antonic. Not only does it tell the time in binary, it depicts the digits as square waves.
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