Saturday, May 12, 2007

The Revolutionary Resistor Clock

Here's another uber-geeky widget I made for your desktop. It's a clock that displays time in the form of resistor color codes.

Click the image to download the widget

The time being displayed here is 11:06 AM. Don't worry if you can't remember the colors, if you run the widget you can refresh your memory by right clicking the clock and checking the table in the "About" option.

Besides being a nerdly clock for experimentalists, electrical engineers and all other solder jockeys, it might be good practice if you have trouble telling your resistors apart without a multimeter.

You could always download one of the many binary clock widgets instead, if you're into that sort of thing, but I believe this is the first (and so far, only) resistor color code clock ever.

This stuff is addicting. I've made six widgets in three weeks. Most of them do nothing interesting at all.

I may have to go into widget detox soon.

PS: Now you can get the precision version of the Resistor Clock with seconds displayed as well.

I'm serious, I really do have a problem. ;)


  1. Call me a nerd, but that is cool!

  2. Thanks!

    I guess we're both nerds.