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Photography by Gene Scogin

ANALOG AMP METER CLOCK

Image Elegant timepiece marks the hours with needle meters.

By Gene Scogin

Several years ago I had the idea of making an analog clock that used voltmeter-style needle gauges rather than a standard dial. A few weeks ago I finally made one, using an Arduino board and 3 current meters from a local electronics store. I built it up in stages, starting out with a single meter that displayed just seconds, then adding hour and minute meters, adding buttons and programming to make the time settable, and finally ...

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