Binary Clock

By Anelace

$28.95
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These clocks use binary code—the language of computers—to show the time. After a few minutes' practice, you'll be able to read the time by adding the values of the lit LEDs in each column.

  • Materials: Faceplate of plastic materials (ABS with polycarbonate light pipes) and an ABS rear cover; Internally: Board of electronics that includes 20 surface-mount blue LEDs; Power adapter: Standard plastic housing with internal copper and magnetics
  • Direct binary mode (in addition to binary coded decimal)
  • Dim to change the brightness of the LEDs to match your environment
  • 12 or 24 hour mode. Automatically senses 60 or 50 HZ.
  • Package Includes: Crystal Blue "Powers of 2" BCD (binary coded decimal) Clock, AC power adapter, and instructions
  • Click Here for How to Read Binary Code
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions (in packaging): 7.5" x 5.5" x 2.5"
  • Weight: 0.8 lb.

78 Reviews (4.6 out of 5 Grommets)

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Conversation piece

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This clock is as fascinating and attention grabbing as it is decorative and eye catching. I find it useful for checking the time when I don't want to be seen to be doing so.More > < Less

5

Great gift!

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I especially like the 3 settings for the d display brightness. The style, color, shape is very nice. Great conversation piece.

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Love it

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Love it

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Fun conversation piece

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Bought this for my son in college. He has it in the living room of his apartment. It is a great conversation piece!

5

A very practical conversation piece

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Unlike a great many other purchasers, I am not an engineer -- or anything close to one. I am a very right-brained humanities type, but I still enjoy this binary clock immensely. The beautiful, ever-moving blue lights are soothing, and the clock is easy to read (after five minutes with the instructions). I would recommend it as a gift for anyone, regardless of their knowledge of binary code. If a math-challenged person like me can enjoy it, anyone can!More > < Less

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Anelace - Binary Clocks

About Anelace

Time Flashes By

Put on a light show, confuse your friends, and exercise your binary-code reading skills with an alarm clock that doesn’t have any numbers on its display.

Lyle Morris, an electrical engineer, is the creator of the Anelace Powers of 2 clock. It uses LEDs to display the time in binary code, which is a method of representing computer instructions using 0s and 1s. The columns on the display correspond to hours, minutes and seconds, and each row is assigned a value. To calculate the time, you add up the values of the LEDs that are lit up in each column. (Instructions are included, and it's surprisingly easy to understand, once you learn the code.)

The display changes constantly as time passes, and it’s mesmerizing to watch. Lyle’s timepiece is elegant, a great conversation starter, and also educational. Using binary code to represent a familiar value, like time, makes it a little easier to comprehend how the coding system could be used to represent text and other characters within computers. It just might spawn a new hobby or jumpstart a young coder’s imagination.
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