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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby John Willett » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:35 am

Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:
and watch as the hands scroll around as the clock gets the correct time.

Not a lot going on in the Willett household then!! :bouncy:

:lol: It''s only once every couple of years.
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby N i g e l » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:07 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Not rackmount,
It doesn't come out well on my phone pics but is as clear as a bell to the eye. As its light-sources are LEDs it's also possible to change the hue to virtually anything, as well as set custom hues for each digit if you want (though I've had issues working that last one out using an android phone app. I'll figure it out eventually).

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Eco-awesome ! That is ingenious, sort of like a fibre-optic slice per character ?
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:01 pm

Just to prove it can be done, here's the LCD clock I mentioned earlier, which I've just placed on a 1u blank panel:

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I've had this clock about 20 years, and bought it from Tandy (Radio Shack)

Good luck tracking one down! ;)


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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:24 pm

Found a couple on ebay now. Can't remember what I changed my search to, but it worked. Looks good like that, cheers.
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:25 pm

N i g e l wrote:
Eddy Deegan wrote:As its light-sources are LEDs it's also possible to change the hue to virtually anything, as well as set custom hues for each digit if you want

Eco-awesome ! That is ingenious, sort of like a fibre-optic slice per character ?

Each 'tube' is just a nice clear perspex (or something like it) shell and inside there are thin sheets of clear plastic, each of which is etched with a single digit. The LEDs are in the main body, shining upwards and have one segment per etched sheet of plastic.

So really, it's just cycling through the segments on the LEDs, illuminating each sheet of etched plastic in turn. Surprisingly effective and quite beautiful to look at. If you hold one of the buttons then you can cycle slowly through all the hues and pick one you like, so I tend to go between purple, dark blue and classic sepia depending on my mood!
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Dr Huge Longjohns » Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:29 pm

Wow, sounds brilliant (no pun intended). How do we get one in a 1U rack slot?
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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

Postby Philbo King » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:38 am

I've seen one, but it's a bit pricey for a studio. It was a rubidium atomic clock.
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