Published on March 7th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Kvart lamp to single-digit clock

Materials: Kvart Lamp

I converted the Kvart desk lamp into a single-digit clock using the Arduino microcontroller system and some electronics. This involved removing the AC wiring and light bulb socket, and replacing this with a 7-segment LED display module at the top of the lamp’s neck, and replacing the base weight with the electronics.

See more of the digit clock.

~ John Boxall, Melbourne, Australia

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6 Responses to Kvart lamp to single-digit clock

  1. Anonymous says:

    first I was like.. “oh dear, who needs this”

    then I saw the video and I am just like:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Single digit at a time, I think. It flashes a series of numbers /symbols so you can get precise time. I think.

  3. Bjørn says:

    HEY!!! Just saw the video, and now I got it!
    This turns out to be super cool !!
    Great :) )

  4. Bjørn says:

    ? For what?? Hehe, amazing…

  5. Anonymous says:

    this is easily the stupidest thing i’ve ever seen – a one digit clock? are you kidding me?
    this has to be a joke

  6. Anonymous says:

    what’s the point ?

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