Mechanical Computing

Two recent inspirational posts:
the binary clock

Most numary systems are base 10, but clocks work on a base 12 system. You count to 12 then start over. This enterprising clock maker took it one step further by using the binary model of computers to display the numbers.

  • 0000 = 0 (or 12)
  • 0001 = 1
  • 0010 = 2
  • 0011 = 3
  • 0100 = 4
  • 0101 = 5
  • 0110 = 6
  • 0111 = 7
  • 1000 = 8
  • 1001 = 9
  • 1010 = 10
  • 1011 = 11

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