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    Looking for a large digital radio controlled wall clock for exams

    Does anyone know of any that are available at a "reasonable" price?

    We already have several analogue ones but need a digital for certain students who find it difficult to convert from our exams info end times to the clock on the wall.

    I have tried a few suppliers this morning (found on the internet) and the first quote came in at £842 and the second £266. I was hoping for something under £100!!

    They do have to be radio controlled and large figures so that they can be seen from the back of the exam hall.

    Thanks.

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    no idea where you would get one from, could you not use a portable projector and a spare laptop to project an image of a digital clock? or just teach the kids how to read the time?

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    What sort of display area are you looking for?

    From a quick google search i found La Crosse WS8009 37.5cm Atomic Wall Clock WS8009 @ Aces Electronics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_Nut View Post
    What sort of display area are you looking for?

    From a quick google search i found La Crosse WS8009 37.5cm Atomic Wall Clock WS8009 @ Aces Electronics
    Thanks - have already seen that one but its a bit small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flakes View Post
    no idea where you would get one from, could you not use a portable projector and a spare laptop to project an image of a digital clock?
    Projecting is a possiblity, and is our backup plan - will have to project onto a portable board as there is no other clear wall space in our exam hall. We just preferred the option of a clock similar to our radio controlled analogue ones (but in digital format) and wanted to know if there is anything that I have missed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Flakes View Post
    or just teach the kids how to read the time?
    Some dyslexic pupils find conversion between analogue and digital to be difficult, and it takes them ages to determine how much time is remaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscott View Post
    Looks great - but is it radio controlled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNewnham View Post
    Projecting is a possiblity
    Fliqlo Flip-Clock Screensaver?


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    Rather than a clock, project a countdown timer inexorably ticking away the seconds they have left until it inevitably reaches zero.

    Bwahahahaha

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    Found this NTP Synchronised Ethernet Digital Wall Clocks

    They do not however state cost and it's not wireless time sync. It does however support Power over ethernet

    Or a 2nd link with some american prices http://www.inovasolutions.com/networ...ital-clock.htm

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    We project up an Exam Program I found on the internet which is a webpage that you host locally, open in Firefox (doesn't work in IE for some reason now) and you can enter the exam details and it counts down, changes colour, has a digital clock on it and shows 25% extra time and counts that down at the same time and shows 50% extra time Second time of using, first time in the main exam room (last time was a rush OMG we need a big clock in this area time) and its been great and well received

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    Interesting John - do you have one display for every exam that is running though? We rarely have one exam at a time - there are usually about 3 in the hall at once, all with different durations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linux_Nut View Post
    Found this NTP Synchronised Ethernet Digital Wall Clocks

    They do not however state cost and it's not wireless time sync. It does however support Power over ethernet

    Or a 2nd link with some american prices LED Digital Networked Clocks Technical Specifications | Inova Solutions
    Thanks - didnt see this one when googling. I have asked them for a quotation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    We project up an Exam Program I found on the internet which is a webpage that you host locally, open in Firefox (doesn't work in IE for some reason now) and you can enter the exam details and it counts down, changes colour, has a digital clock on it and shows 25% extra time and counts that down at the same time and shows 50% extra time Second time of using, first time in the main exam room (last time was a rush OMG we need a big clock in this area time) and its been great and well received
    Any chance of a link?



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