Propeller clock. A few days ago I did a propeller clock for fun, and I though it would be a good idea to show you all since I think you like this things. Like i propeller clock leds Light electronics
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Propeller clock

A few days ago I did a propeller clock for fun, and I though it would be a good idea to show you all since I think you like this things.

Like i show in the gif I'll post the nicks of best commenters with the propeller clock, I'm still not sure if do it as new content or in the comments.

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#193 - leingen (04/27/2014) [+] (5 replies)
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It seems there is a lot of people curious about how this works, i'll try to explain it the better I can. Be aware of that english isn't my first language so expect mistakes.

The circuit is very simple, the important parts of it are the microcontroller and the sensor. the sensor sends a signal every time the clock makes one revolution, and the microcontroller handle all the signals according to my program. The hardest part is the program, I created it from scratch so it took me days to work, and surely there are better ways to do it, but i couldn't think on another way. Here it is how it works:

When the circuit turns on, the program waits until it start receiving signals from the sensor, then it wait a few revolutions to be sure that it reached max speed and finally it calculates how much time it is taking to do a revolution. Let's call 1 revolution a circle, now the program knows how much time it takes to do 1 circle, so let's divide it in x small sectors, now each sector is a simple led row. The only thing left is to change the leds each sectors to create the ilusion of letters/numbers.
I made every letter in a matrix, when i ask the program to output one of them it outputs 1 row after another of the letter matrix i created until there are no rows left:

For example, to output HI, first it will output "I" because it is spinning clockwise
(1 -> on 0 -> of):

Then the H:

And it will output al "0" (off) until it recieves the signal of the sensor and all resets again.

There is a lot more code in the program to make it more precise, and easier to change the output but the base is that.
#218 - leingen (04/27/2014) [+] (18 replies)
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#18 - crazyolitis (04/26/2014) [+] (12 replies)
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#21 - thefunnyside (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
"Help me I've turned into this clock"
#30 - struttndatass (04/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Thanks for sharing this with us, OP. Truly necessary.
Thanks for sharing this with us, OP. Truly necessary.
User avatar #3 - stoneshit (04/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Skyrim is for the Nords
#29 - mrsnowballs (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
These propeller clocks are pretty terrific
These propeller clocks are pretty terrific
User avatar #2 - schnizel (04/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Heil Hitler
User avatar #72 - shaddz (04/26/2014) [+] (4 replies)
worst...clock...ever, where the **** is the time. 0/10 would not or something
#98 to #72 - leingen (04/26/2014) [-]
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#48 - sonoferin (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
How the **** does this ************ not have colored text?
User avatar #23 - schwerdaddy (04/26/2014) [-]
╔═════════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ════════════════╗
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Repost this if ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ you are a beautiful strong black woman ~ ~ ~
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ who don’t need no man ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
╚═════════════════ ೋღ☃ღೋ ════════════════╝
#57 - doctorprofessornv (04/26/2014) [+] (5 replies)
stick your dick in it
User avatar #41 - gitanisme ONLINE (04/26/2014) [+] (3 replies)
"Go **** yourself"

That would make a cool reaction gif.
#66 - masteropcc (04/26/2014) [+] (1 reply)
MFW Propeller Clock
#143 - leingen (04/27/2014) [+] (4 replies)
In about 11 hours (when the submited time of this post reaches 23 hours) I'll post a comment with the propeller clock showing the usernames of the authors of the 5 most voted comments in this post.

also, important, comment here if you prefer the usernames in diferent gifs or all in the same gif.

See you later, time to sleep.
#195 - bocatadesesos (04/27/2014) [-]
clock fw
clock fw
User avatar #17 - quotes (04/26/2014) [-]
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
- Terry Pratchett

“Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France
Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance
To escape from the perilous pants eating plants
But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy
You ought to be shouting how lucky am I”

i doubt ill be picked i couldnt find any good quotes for the situation but if i do dont do quotes itll look dumb do freindtoall (my other account)
#175 - raberintodesu (04/27/2014) [-]
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do it faget.

Seriously though, that **** is incredible.
#199 - clechyl (04/27/2014) [-]
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