RE: [cosmacelf] Re: Idea (OT) Binary watch
- I couldn't find anything on a Binary LCD Watch (do you have an URL?) but here is a Binary LED Watch. You can see all the LEDs on the circuit board (which is also visible, very cool) so its easy to tell a one from a zero.
From: mc71de [mailto:mc71@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 10:56 PM
Subject: [cosmacelf] Re: Idea
--- "sbirdasn" <sbirdasn@y...> wrote:
> Well, I did mention that zeros are hard to read,Just use 'bi-colored' LEDs, one color constantly on, one driven by
the clock circuitry. Thus you can also see the 'zero' digits (this
will need more power, but the display is only lit on request
anyway... the most annoying aspect of LED watches versus LCD, imho.
Either the 'light-on' button was stuck, or it got gaught in the
shirt and got pressed without notice and drained the batteries...
and you always need the other hand to look up the time)
A few years ago, there was also a 'binary LCD watch'- they
circumvented the 'zero problem' by placing the 'bit-digit-segments'
into a fancy pattern of triangles to indicate the digit places.
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- Hi all,
--- "Steve Ross" <Steven.Ross@M...> wrote:
> I couldn't find anything on a Binary LCD Watch (do you have anURL?)
Sorry, no... it has been quite some years that they were on offer by
Conrad (biggest german electronics seller) and i can't find it at
their web site; if i find it in an old catalog, i'll provide a scan.
> but here is a Binary LED Watch. You can see all the LEDs on thecircuit board
True in daylight, but at night the LEDs might very well 'over-light'
the rest of the board.