Wondering Boys

Stonehenge

Posted in Uncategorized by W ! on August 4, 2008

This robot is dedicated to a simple yet vital function. Whole day long it is providing you with the time. There is not a minute of rest in its life. Only one thing is missing here… A bell of course, to wake you up in the morning!

Stonehenge uses a CrustCrawler Smart Arm and a Parallax Propeller chip to display the current time. All the digits needed to display the time are located on cards positioned in a semi-circle around the left and right sides of the arm. The time itself is displayed in front of the arm. This gives the clock a “Stonehenge” like appearance. There are a total of 14 cards. Each card has two digits with one on each side. The software planner determines which card and which side is needed to display the time and then sends the necessary movement commands to the arm.

More info and a video is available at norrislabs.com

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