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Another very interesting neon display digital clock, but this time with a twist! Enjoy!
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17 thoughts on “Lumitime – a digital clock with no electronics!!!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Elleson says:

    I remember cracking open a hand held game in the early 80s, and being shocked that it was all mechanical, belt driven scrolling parts creating a crude space shooter on the front window, meaning the display. Back when it was cheaper to make a bunch of plastics. Amazing what you can do without microcontrollers if you put your mind to it

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jays vape reviews says:

    thats awesome ooh u could change the lamps to a diff colourt maybe even random colours for a rainbow effect

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Bethel says:

    Great video! Out of curiosity, I checked Ebay and there were several for sale as well as two battery operated alarm models.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Myers says:

    What a great looking clock!

    This is like the "not an LED" display you showed recently. It's as if people were itching for LCD-style displays even before the technology was affordable and these two displays show how they solved that problem. Thanks for the peek inside!

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Howiev says:

    And I envy your toys!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Howiev says:

    thoroughly enjoyed this Fran. Thanks heaps. From New Zealand – channel is growing a bit here i think.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 38911bytefree says:

    This GENIOUS ……. such clever idea came up when electronics where not avaialble or they were expensive. Very sexy clock.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Bradley says:

    Was amazed by the slide-out window that allowed you to clean the contacts. They actually designed a cheap digital clock with maintenance in mind! And of course you could replace the segment bulbs as needed, too.

    A different world. There are cars being built today (not to mention Apple's whole product line) that are designed to be near impossible to repair or maintain. It's a 'feature'.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andrew Edis says:

    That's a cool looking little ⏰ clock 👍

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John McFerren says:

    Fran, that is not a universal motor, what you referred to as a commutator is in fact the rotor. AC powered clocks except for some more modern quartz clocks use a synchronous motor which allows the motor to run in sync with the 60Hz power.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars McBong's Lab says:

    beautiful, thanks Fran 🙂

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars raffy turc says:

    wow. pure genius build

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alakazzam09 says:

    Okay, so I'm 2 minutes in. I'm guessing it's a shutter. Like those older Christmas trees with light pipes/fiber optics.
    I was wrong, the answer is way more interesting though!

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MattOGormanSmith says:

    It said "AC only" on the back so I'm guessing it's a synchronous motor

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Verhaegen says:

    I can almost smell that plastic… 😀

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CuriousMarc says:

    What a spectacular clock! Love the moiré seconds effect.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fluffy says:

    I had a feeling it had a couple of timing encoders that drove the segments. Really clever, elegant design!

    I'd hate to think how such a thing would be designed today.

    Also when you first opened it and hadn't yet shown the bulbs, I thought that maybe there were lamps being attenuated by a silkscreened liquid crystal. It turns out those did exist at the time, which was really cool to learn about, although I don't know if they'd have been feasible for inclusion in such a product at the time.

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