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I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?

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On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:37:43 -0000, "Peter Hucker"
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I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock.
I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD.
Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy?
Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?



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On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 20:45:09 -0000, John Fields wrote:

On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:37:43 -0000, "Peter Hucker"
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I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock.
I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD.
Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy?
Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?



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I'll ask, but I'm not sure they'd ship a dingle unit abroad. Looks like trade only.

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Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?

8" LED Ebay #250314379315 not cheap tho.
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On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 21:19:51 -0000, Archon wrote:

Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?

8" LED Ebay #250314379315 not cheap tho.


Thanks! I think I'll buy that.

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Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?


Try making a reduced size version of:
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tut...utorials_id=47

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Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?


Try making a reduced size version of:
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/tut...utorials_id=47


That is a little over the top!

I'll get the 7" ones from ebay that the other poster mentioned, and connect them to an old digital alarm clock (so I don't have to make any clock circuitry). I assume this will be easy enough. Might have to add some drivers for the extra current?

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Peter Hucker wrote:

I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?



Some ideas for you.
I found it several years ago, was surprised to see it still around when I Googled a few minutes ago.
http://www.oldvan.com/garage/index.htm
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On Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:13:50 -0000, Michael wrote:



Peter Hucker wrote:

I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?



Some ideas for you.
I found it several years ago, was surprised to see it still around when I Googled a few minutes ago.
http://www.oldvan.com/garage/index.htm


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hi, didntr silicon chip magazine do one ??
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I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after
something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD.
Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can
buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?

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hi, didntr silicon chip magazine do one ??
mark k


This clock uses 58 mm digits:
http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_101797/article.html

This scoreboard uses 130 mm digits made from individual 10 mm LEDs:
http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_103978/article.html

To read the entirity of either of these articles you have to be a SCM
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Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?


I made a PCB containing 3 digits (and a '1' digit plus a slash
character) all from strings of red LEDs. It also had a LED
clock chip. This was about 16 years ago so I am sure the LED
clock chip is no longer available. Your local thrift store
probably sells N+1 LED clocks good for the critical parts.

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Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?


I built a clock with six digits (hh:mm:ss) Each digit is 3 inches tall.
I found those by going to google and instead of doing a regular search,
do a search in the pictures catagory for "huge clocks" or "large
clocks". You will come up with a lot of pictures. Each picture will
take you to where you need to go.

There is one guy who built digits that go from the floor to the ceiling
of his house! Good luck!


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hi, didntr silicon chip magazine do one ??
mark k


This clock uses 58 mm digits:
http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_101797/article.html

This scoreboard uses 130 mm digits made from individual 10 mm LEDs:
http://www.siliconchip.com.au/cms/A_103978/article.html

To read the entirity of either of these articles you have to be a SCM
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On Sat, 29 Nov 2008 19:37:43 -0000, "Peter Hucker"
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I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock.
I'm after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not LCD.
Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge digits I can buy?
Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of LEDs? Any ideas?


When I saw the subject of this message, I assumed something larger
than 7 segment displays made up of 150 cm fluorescent tubes :-).

As others have suggested, a LED strip would be the simplest solution
for your miniature clock.

An other alternative would be a projection clock, with only 20 cm
digits, the illumination level is quite sufficient. If you use back
projection, please remember to switch the horizontal writing
direction.



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Winston wrote:
Peter Hucker wrote:
I've had zero success in finding a MASSIVE digital clock. I'm
after something with digits about 8 inches tall, preferably LED not
LCD. Perhaps there is a clock circuit I can buy or build and huge
digits I can buy? Or maybe make the digits myself out of loads of
LEDs? Any ideas?


I built a clock with six digits (hh:mm:ss) Each digit is 3 inches
tall. I found those by going to google and instead of doing a regular
search, do a search in the pictures catagory for "huge clocks" or
"large clocks". You will come up with a lot of pictures. Each
picture will take you to where you need to go.

There is one guy who built digits that go from the floor to the
ceiling of his house! Good luck!


My clock radio projects them through a lens onto the
ceiling. This helps a lot since I can't read without
my glasses.

But what would be better, is one using a laser
deflection system rather than the bright LEDs
through a lense.

Warren
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