January 07, 2015

The Arduino-powered "Time Ruler"

And now for something completely different is the "Time Ruler" by Instructables member glazur. This is a neat combination of hardware and some creative photography. The hardware is an Arduino-powered single digit display in the format of a seven-segment LED display that can found in most digital clocks. This can be activated at the press of a button to display digits in turn which can represent time or other data.

Whilst doing that, the user then waves it across the field of vision of a camera set to a long exposure, which allows the display to be captured all in the one frame, an example of which is shown below:

An interesting project that can be built with only a few parts, so to get started check out the Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

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