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mhrackin
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Re: Sorry to have missed it
mhrackin   8/21/2014 3:22:25 PM
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I'll be retired by then and would definitely be up for a road trip.  My friend and former boss Joe used to go every year, and maybe still does.

antedeluvian
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Re: Sorry to have missed it
antedeluvian   8/21/2014 3:08:20 PM
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Max

fancy a road trip up to Dayton Ohio next May

Looks like Dayton is about 7 hrs from Toronto. Maybe you should organize an EELive Get-Together. Good museum (National Museum of USAF) as well, or so I'm told.

 

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Re: Very nice!
Duane Benson   8/21/2014 2:42:07 PM
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My current office clock is a mirror image clock. Partly because it's on the wall behind me and I can read it better reflected in my window, and partly because it throws people off. People are used to it now though, so I need to find some other form of equally confusing time piece.

I have a RTC Pmod that could be the start of some sort of clock. I need to make something that doesn't require a lot of mechanical or woodworking skill though.

Maybe just a simple binary clock would do the trick. Or, maybe something with Neopixels.

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Re: Vintage Time Delay Relay
Max The Magnificent   8/21/2014 2:29:01 PM
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@wnderer: You could make your clock seem more 'authentic' with a vintage time delay relay like this one...

Funnily enough, I have one of these little rascals sitting on my shelf here in the office ... maybe I can work it into the mix somewhere...

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Re: Vetinari clock
Max The Magnificent   8/21/2014 2:27:01 PM
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@David: So Max, is yours going to tick irregularly?

You betcha -- I said as much in my column (did you read the second page?) -- I bet mine will be more irregular than Lord Vetinari's LOL

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mhrackin   8/21/2014 2:25:33 PM
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Is that your "secret ingredient" to go up top center?  It's the very first thing I thought of.  I actually used one in a circuit back in the '50s; possibly entombed in my basement still!  If I'm right, sorry to spoil the surprise; if not, think about adding one!  Think 6E5.

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Re: Very nice!
Max The Magnificent   8/21/2014 2:25:02 PM
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@Duane: Have a few of these meters, but probably not enough for a clock.

I may be able to scrape up one or two for you if you need them LOL

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Re: What no Sun Dial
Ariella   8/21/2014 12:24:32 PM
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@Crusty1  a sundial for daylight hour and a moondial for the night

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Re: Sorry to have missed it
Rcurl   8/21/2014 11:46:40 AM
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@Max: Hey -- fancy a road trip up to Dayton Ohio next May -- apparently they have a MONSTER Hamfest (I will talk about this in my Hamfest blog also)

ROAD TRIP!..ROAD TRIP!..ROAD TRIP! Sounds like a plan to me.  Where can we get a bigger truck?

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Re: Sorry to have missed it
Max The Magnificent   8/21/2014 9:42:07 AM
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@Rcurl: Next year I wonder if they would let me in if I ride an electric scooter with a small trailer behind!

One guy had a weird low-down trolly with a high-up pushing handle that was ideal for thsi sort of thing. Wait till you see my pictures (hopefully in a blog tomorrow) -- I want to get me one of those!!!

Hey -- fancy a road trip up to Dayton Ohio next May -- apparently they have a MONSTER Hamfest (I will talk about this in my Hamfest blog also)

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