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Mars Clock

Reading Time: 4 minutes A sci-fi writer wanted to add some realism to his fiction. The result: a Raspberry Pi-based Martian timepiece. Rosie Hattersley clocks in from the latest issue of The MagPi Magazine. The Mars Clock project is adapted from code Phil wrote in JavaScript and a Windows environment for Raspberry Pi Ever since he first clapped eyes […]

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Retro Nixie tube lights get smart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nixie tubes: these electronic devices, which can display numerals or other information using glow discharge, made their first appearance in 1955, and they remain popular today because of their cool, vintage aesthetic. Though lots of companies manufactured these items back in the day, the name ‘Nixie’ is said to derive from a Burroughs corporation’s device […]

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This clock really, really doesn’t want to tell you the time

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s worse than a clock that doesn’t work? One that makes an “unbearably loud screeching noise” every minute of every day is a strong contender. That was the aural nightmare facing YouTuber Burke McCabe. But rather than just fix the problem, he decided, in true Raspberry Pi community fashion, to go one step further. Because […]

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Instaclock | The Magpi 92

Reading Time: 4 minutes Designed to celebrate a new home, Instaclock uses two Raspberry Pi computers to great visual effect. Rosie Hattersley introduces maker Riccardo Cereser’s eyecatching build in issue #92 of The MagPi, out now. There is nothing like a deadline to focus the mind! Copenhagen-based illustrator and UX designer Riccardo Cereser was about to move into a […]

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This clock tells time on a photochromic display

Reading Time: 2 minutes This clock tells time on a photochromic display Arduino Team — July 16th, 2019 With many LED projects—like clocks—you’ll want to use a diffuser to keep light somewhat even over a wide area. Diffusers, as their name implies, diffuse light, but what if one was to instead use it as the light source itself? This clever […]

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Build a Binary Clock with engineerish

Reading Time: 2 minutes Standard clocks with easily recognisable numbers are so last season. Who wants to save valuable seconds simply telling the time, when a series of LEDs and numerical notation can turn every time query into an adventure in mathematics? Build a Binary Clock with Raspberry Pi – And how to tell the time In this video […]

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This ‘Ghost Clock’ Hidden Under A Sheet In A Museum Looks Ordinary Only Until You Read The Sign Below

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wendell Castle is the father of art furniture, and his pieces are so masterfully crafted that you don’t know whether you should actually be using them or if they should be in a gallery somewhere. This clock, dubbed the ‘ghost clock,’ certainly belongs in the art category. Created in 1985, it is on display at […]

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Defusable Bomb Alarm Clock, better leave that Home!

Reading Time: < 1 minute [mbYTPlayer url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKXOfAOmzvA” opacity=”.5″ quality=”medium” ratio=”auto” isinline=”false” showcontrols=”false” realfullscreen=”true” printurl=”true” autoplay=”true” mute=”true” loop=”true” addraster=”true” stopmovieonblur=”false” gaTrack=”false”] The Defusable Bomb Alarm Clock may be something you’d want to leave at home, but it’s still a fully-functional alarm clock with a beeping alarm, snooze alarm, etc. Once the red button is pushed, a countdown sequence begins, just like […]