# 'Geek Clock'

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• 26th December 2009, 10:09 AM
DaveP
'Geek Clock'
This is billed as a 'Geek Clock' [included in the picture and on the face of the clock as 'GeekCook']

http://blog.makezine.com/upload/2009.../geekClock.jpg

There are two values I can't figure out at the moment:

Those for 3 and 4 O'Clock.

Those representing 7 and 11 O'Clock I can't even make a start on at the moment.

Can anyone get me started on figuring these out and explain 3 and 4 O;Clock also. It is really bugging me now.

Edit: I am guessing that Log(55) is not in Base 10 but which base is it?
• 26th December 2009, 11:03 AM
mac_shinobi
• 26th December 2009, 11:15 AM
SYNACK
1 o'clock http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=tan%2845%29
2 o'clock sqrt(4) = 2
3 o'clock is simply a rounding of the value of pi equaling 3
4 o'clock is the result of log(55) in base 10 according to Wolfram Alpha log(55) - Wolfram|Alpha
5 o'clock http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i...D3%5E2%2B4%5E2
6 o'clock http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=3%21
7 o'clock I'm guessing the rounding of 6.9
8 o'clock 16/2 = 8
9 o'clock 3x3=9
10 o'clock g = gravity constant of 9.8m/s/s rounds to 10
11 o'clock 0x0B is hexidecimal for 11 in base 10
12 o'clock 1100 in base 2 binary equals 1x8 + 1x4 + 0x2 + 0x1 = 12
• 26th December 2009, 05:24 PM
witch
Quote:

Originally Posted by SYNACK
1 o'clock tan(45) - Wolfram|Alpha
2 o'clock sqrt(4) = 2
3 o'clock is simply a rounding of the value of pi equaling 3
4 o'clock is the result of log(55) in base 10 according to Wolfram Alpha log(55) - Wolfram|Alpha
5 o'clock x^2=3^2+4^2 - Wolfram|Alpha
6 o'clock 3! - Wolfram|Alpha
7 o'clock I'm guessing the rounding of 6.9
8 o'clock 16/2 = 8
9 o'clock 3x3=9
10 o'clock g = gravity constant of 9.8m/s/s rounds to 10
11 o'clock 0x0B is hexidecimal for 11 in base 10
12 o'clock 1100 in base 2 binary equals 1x8 + 1x4 + 0x2 + 0x1 = 12

Thank you - that was driving me mad
• 26th December 2009, 06:01 PM
mjs_mjs
where can these be purchased from????
• 26th December 2009, 06:20 PM
Ignatius
I'd like one too. I've seen several versions on various websites.
• 27th December 2009, 02:18 AM
mark
7 = 6.9 reoccurring

Because we all know that 0.9... (or 0.9 reoccurring) = 1 :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0.999...

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• 27th December 2009, 04:32 AM
DaveMurphy
I can't tell digital time when it reaches 20, 21, 22, hundred hours. it just confuses me... STILL! I know... we only learnt how to count upto two at school when I was there...

testing 1... 2.... testing 1... 2...
• 27th December 2009, 09:45 AM
mac_shinobi
Quote:

Originally Posted by mark
7 = 6.9 reoccurring

Because we all know that 0.9... (or 0.9 reoccurring) = 1 :)

0.999... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...

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I thought it was something different due to the line above the 9 in the 6.9 :doh:
• 27th December 2009, 12:25 PM
DaveP
Quote:

Originally Posted by mjs_mjs
where can these be purchased from????

I found this website which appears to show the clock available for sale:

Geek Cook Geek Clock For Sale

Using Google to translate the page is no help. Can anyone here provide a meaningful translation?
• 27th December 2009, 01:14 PM
DaveP
My wife suggested that I do a new search. This is what I turned up:

http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/wp-cont...eek-clock2.jpg

Link: Geek Clock 2

My wife prefers the first clock but says that at least this one has a website and price we can understand.

There is an explanation of the symbols/equations used on the face of the clock below the image on the website.
• 27th December 2009, 07:01 PM
Ignatius
I came across this one too but, like your wife, I prefer the original version.
• 19th February 2010, 10:56 PM
DaveP
Aspiral Clocks: Clocks that slowly move throughout the day, using a ball rather than clock hands to tell the time.
http://design-milk.com/images/2010/0...ral-clocks.jpg

Apparently they want \$547.00 [per clock!] At that price they can keep them. They look nice though.
• 25th February 2010, 09:57 PM
DaveP
• 26th February 2010, 12:15 AM
ba9ag
They have lots of variants for sale here, cheap too!

Math Clocks - CafePress United Kingdom

Fill ya boots! :D
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