1.  01/05/2010, 11:59 AM I think this comes to the closest to describing the clock, though it's not a "flip" display, its still an analog clock. The Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
2.  01/05/2010, 12:20 PM Originally Posted by Micael I think this comes to the closest to describing the clock, though it's not a "flip" display, its still an analog clock. Yes, that would be an analog clock with a digital display. As noted, the gears move continuously and not in steps, which is what makes it analog. ‎"Is that suck and salvage the Kevin Costner method?" - Chris Matthews on Hardball, July 6, 2010. Wonder if he's talking about his oil device or his movie career...
3.  01/06/2010, 07:40 AM Not sure if this is how they did it. but it's how I'd do it. In each number there is a limited number of combinations for the horizontal lines and the vertical lines. For example the 10 hour digit is only a 1 or off (1-9=off, 10-12=on). So for each digit use two cams, one for vertical, one for horizontal, that move slides to reveal the proper combination. The motor drives the minute cam at a rate of 1 rev/10 minutes. The 10 min, the hour, 10 hour digits are geared off it. Author of Exch-Calc, Dog Years, Cat Years and all future creations of Pre-zy Software. Available in the Application Catalog.
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