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Timesquare Watch Display
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Timesquare Watch Display

by kjata1013 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:37 pm

Hi! I just built the Timesquare watch and I LOVE it! You guys rule. I did have a question, please forgive me if I missed something. I thought there was a way to make the time smaller? The numbers are huge on my screen. I thought when I watched the video there were three different sizes. I re-read the tutorial and played around with the watch, but I can't seem to figure it out. Thank you very much for your time!

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Re: Timesquare Watch Display

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:05 pm

Is this the video you were referring to? http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... fJ-xTeOjBk
The time/date setting mode uses a smaller font than the normal display modes.

Of course, the software is hackable. You can use whatever font you want if you are willing to hack it. http://learn.adafruit.com/timesquare-wa ... w-firmware

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Re: Timesquare Watch Display

by kjata1013 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:10 pm

I thank you. I must be going crazy. I watched the video again and my brain must be playing tricks on me. I'm sorry to have bugged you. Thanks for replying!

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Re: Timesquare Watch Display

by odometer on Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:57 pm

I have a feeling that the original poster simply wanted to be able to cram more characters into the limited display space.

Here is one person's solution for an 8x8 LED matrix; unfortunately, this solution requires that the LEDs show two or three different colors:
http://timewitharduino.blogspot.com/2012/01/mixiclock-4-digits-displayed-on-8x8-led.html

If the task is to make a human-friendly time display in a single-color 8x8 matrix of LEDs, my approach would be to show each digit using this classic system:
http://www.domino-play.com/TypeDoubleNines.htm
This way, you can easily fit four decimal digits into the matrix, in tried-and-true, human-readable form.
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