[Lab] How to set a clock

Andrew O'Malley aomalley at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 20:48:06 EDT 2014

I agree w/ the encoder: most intuitive for the end user.  Uses a few more
inputs than a switch but there are decent libraries for the Arduino.

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> From: Raj <modlab at raj.homelinux.com>
> To: Darcy Whyte <darcy at inventorartist.com>
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> I've always marvelled at the simplicity of the old mechanical watch setting
> knob - pull it out, adjust (with excellent visual feedback and good control
> over ability to move quickly to an hour and then fine-tune the minutes) and
> then push it back, done.  It boggles my mind how we went from there to the
> horrendous buttons, switches and complicated setting sequences for digital
> watches.  Been toying with the idea of creating a clock with a single
> rotary encoder to see if I can emulate the intuitive feel of a mechnical
> knob.. push in the encoder, rotate it to set the time - backwards or
> forwards, rotate quickly to move the time faster with an exponential rather
> than linear correlation to speed of rotation).  Feel free to steal this
> idea if it works for you with the only caveat that I get to see the code :)
> cheers!
> --Raj.
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