An analog binary infinity mirror clock using RGB LED strips #NeoPixels #Dotstars #ShowAndTell @bamapookie
This week Shawn Kovalchick came by the Adafruit Show and Tell to demonstrate an analog binary infinity mirror clock.
The original plan was to create an analog binary clock, but I had no idea how to do it. To make it like a regular clock, I would have needed to have 11 hands, which didn’t seem doable. A loooong while later, I had the inspiration to use DotStars or NeoPixels to represent the hands, and the infinity mirror effect would make the LEDs appear to be lines, further adding to the hand effect.
Shawn credited the Ruiz Brothers and their infinity coasters for inspiration. (Ed: I love how sharing ideas can be so creative)
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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