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Good news, everyone! Its another clock. This one displays its digits by shining light through templates. The templates stand out from the clock face like gravestones.
The hour templates are attached to an hour disk that turns in spurts in front of a narrow beam lamp on the left 00 01 02 03
12. The five-minute templates on their own disk turn in front of a lamp on the right 00 05 10 15
50 55. The middle colon is split by both.
The combination gives an illuminated digital readout on a horizontal band of shadow, to light up your day and show you that now is the first five minutes of the rest of your lunch break.
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004]
||So it's a projection clock that projects on a clock face rather than a wall or ceiling?
||Really didn't get this until I noticed "turns in spurts." Ah-ha! Now I understand. I feel so pleased with myself for figuring it out I'm going to give it a croissant.
||Thanks, its always nice with some positive feedback, and that someone has the time and ability to puzzle out the more complicated ideas.