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MAKER: Gyro’clock - The spinnable time readerThis paper will describe how to build a Gyro’clock, a timekeeping device that uses persistence ofvision to display time when the device is spun in the air by hand. This project is a fun way todemonstrate the use of a gyroscope as an angular velocity measurement device, and how ourbrain interprets visual signals. The main components of this device are a single row of LEDs, alow power microcontroller and a micro-electromechanical (MEMS) gyroscope. The gyroscopewill be used to synchronize the display and to implement a time setting feature. In addition todisplaying time, the Gyro’clock can also be programmed to display messages and art. Thepresentation will include a live demonstration and an opportunity for the conference attendees totry out the Gyro’clock.
Somaratne, K. S. (2015, June), MAKER: Gyro'clock - The Spinnable Time Reader Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24453
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