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Binary Clock by FlyingHyrax Binary Clock by FlyingHyrax

Binary Clock

a Rainmeter clock skin

If you don't know binary, see this Wikipedia article for how to read the time using these skins: [link]

The package includes four versions - binary-coded decimal in HH/MM/SS or HH/MM, and binary-coded sexagecimal (base 60) in H/M/S or H/M. Because the skin is displayed using only Roundline meters (no static images), the sizes, spacing, and colors are all adjustable; use the file "...Skins\Binary_Clock\Appearance.txt" to change the settings.
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dalexxtreme Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
This is soooo cool! Thank you so much =)
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Glad you like it!  :)
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SiliusSoddus Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Been looking for one of these for a while. Thanks Hyrax. It's awesome.
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tzurm Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can i get this wallpaper? (left to the pink one)
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Unfortunately I cannot find the original artist - but you can grab that wallpaper here: nick8204.deviantart.com/art/Wa...
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jadawgis732 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
For anyone wondering how to make it a 12hr clock, just replace %H with %I near the top of the .ini

Great skin. Seems a lot like mine [link] , but your coding is so much better, and the dots are populated programatically. I'd like to be able to do this, but rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Some Day.
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thanks jadawgis. :)
I took the approach I did so that the skin would be more flexible - there were already several nice binary clocks available (like yours/helkin's), but using images is harder to customize.
It shouldn't be too hard to rotate it - it might even be easier than the original since the X starting position for all of the one's place circles will be the same. (If you want a little more insight into how my scaling calculations worked, scroll down to the Auto Scaling section in here: [link])
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jadawgis732 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Oh, wow! Thanks so much for documenting the creation of this skin. I always wonder how people find the time to be so helpful. I'm not sure I understand any better now, but I sure do appreciate it! Keep it up!
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srtaperez Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is pretty cool .... you are wonderful on this~!!! (sorry about my english) !!!
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Thanks srtaperez! :)
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starkme Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
nice...very nice
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks very much. :)
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Anonymous57 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
how do you change the colors on it?
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Hi Anonymous57,
Use the file "...\Rainmeter\Skins\Binary_Clock\Appearance.txt" "Hour0" is the color for the hour dots when inactive, "Hour1" is the color for the hour dots when active, and so on for the minutes and seconds. The color codes work like this: Rainmeter Manual - Color Codes
So to change the color for the "lit" minutes, change "Min1=0,0,0,200" to "Min1=(whatever numbers you want)", save the file, and refresh the clock skin.
Hope that helps. :)
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ad789258 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thanks
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Quite welcome. :)
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Armfighter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Hi! I realy, realy loved the skin and idea and i decided to try to make few similar binnary widgets, but everything I`ve managed to do is date widget(on the left) [link]
So could anyone help me to make such a tho-lines widget for CPU or RAM?
The skin is fucking awesome
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Glad you like the skins. :)
I've been really busy recently and things will be pretty crammed for a few weeks with schoolwork, but if you haven't figured it out yet when I get some free time, I'll have a go at it and post some code. Should be pretty simple depending on how you want to represent the numbers.
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Armfighter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
That would be great. I`m totally confused with creating that skin cuz i have no idea how does the algorythm work. I just need e template. The suite witth various binnary widgets including, prohably, teperature otside etc. would look totally unusual and cool
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Back over thanksgiving break I wrote this up, including a fairly brief explanation of the math.
The semester is almost over for me, so in a week or two from now I can post a more thorough examination of the algorithm and some example code, but still busy right now.
Thanks for your patience. :)
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Still using :D and it has become one of my favs :)
Is that possibe that you'll create a 1/0 version?
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Thanks friend. :)
Hmmm... that's possible. I haven't got the free time right now, but a few weeks from now maybe. Were you thinking 1's and 0's arranged in a sort of grid like the dots are now, or text like a digital clock (001000:101010)?
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:iconavernustriad:
AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's perfect as is, so '1' instead of active dots and '0' to change the inactive ones.

Thanks alot!
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Nokadota Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
*NICE*
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
:)
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:iconavernustriad:
AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"no static images"... That's what I need. THX
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:iconflyinghyrax:
FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Your welcome. :)
That was one of my goals; there are already several Rainmeter Binary clocks: [link]
...but none of them were customizable like this.
My calc measures actually return the 1s and 0s for the various places of the binary number, so the code can be reused pretty easily.
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:iconavernustriad:
AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
And now I have the code, so I can modify a 3-line version for myself :)
(1 line H, 1 line M, and 1 line S - all in 6 bits)
There are no clocks like this... :'(
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I might be confused, but the Sexegesimal_HMS.ini variant of this skin does this (one line each for hours, minutes, and seconds, maximum 6 bits). Though it is horizontal not vertical...
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's how my brain works ;)
Thanks :)
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
:thumbsup:
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g-Vita Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
super crazy
very cool
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Ta g-Vita. Glad you like it. :)
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LoneWolf145 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
AAAAWWWWEEEEESSSOOOOMMEE!! Can you share the walls?
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks LoneWolf. :)
From top right going clockwise:
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(The last one was from Mandolux, but I can't track down the original page so I re-uploaded the highest rez I have.)
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guerrilive Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful Colors~!
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thanks. :)
If you mean the colors in the top right picture, you might like this wallpaper: [link]
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guerrilive Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the link... i like that :3)
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