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Making Time For Love

Going through some old albums, I came across this photograph which showed a digital clock that I hand-crafted circa 1980, and a second one in the process of being built-up.

The first model was made for my own use, while the second model was made as a gift to my GF (now wife) in 1981.

The casings were hand-sawn from pieces of 3mm thick plywood, which was then carefully glued together and finally finished with wood-grain patterned PVC lamination.  A piece of brushed aluminium fascia nicely adorned the front in both cases.

At the heart of the clock was an IC from National Semiconductor, while the 7-segment LEDs were from HP.  The buzzers were salvaged from some pager rejects in the factory where I was working.

Those were the days when we were brimming with youthful energy, passion and creativity. 

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