Ben Elliott · Jun 15, 2010 at 08:18 pm

Binary Clock for HTC Sense

The release of the Co0kie’s Home Tab modification for HTC’s Sense 2.5 has brought brilliant new opportunities for the customisation of the interface. Recently, there have been many new takes on the traditional flip-clock found in all versions of Manila, but I think that XDA member antaed‘s Binary Clocks brings a very original look to your device.

Maths and programming geeks should enjoy the redesigned clock as it very efficiently shows the time, featuring one line of four well-rendered spheres which display the time in binary. You can also choose which colour the spheres will become when active, as visible in the screenshot.

If you don’t know how to read binary, it’s quite simple. Each dot (working from bottom to top) represents the number 2 to the power of its position (starting from 0) when it is lit. For example, if the third dot from the bottom is lit, the number 4 (2 squared) is represented. These are added to give the value for that digit. If what I just said sounds confusing, it might help to take a look at the screenshots of the clock to figure out how the time is represented.

If you are among the few who can read binary, then this clock design is definitely worth checking out. You can pick it up in the theme thread.


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ben_duder is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Hi! My name's Ben, and I'm proud to be one of the news writers at xda-developers. I live near London and have spent the last ten years wasting all the money I get my hands on on new gadgets with which to fulfil my technolust. I first got into HTC phones when I found a Lobster 700TV (the HTC Monet) at a very good price, and I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't have cared less about what operating system the phone was running as long as I could watch The Simpsons on the bus. As fellow Monet owners might know, the 'TV' part of the phone's alternate title was somewhat deceiving and was completely abandoned by the service providers in England. However, by then I had already fallen in love with the freedom Windows Mobile had given me. After the Monet came a Universal, with a Touch Pro following that. I've just bought a G1 (yeah, I know, get with the times!) because I'm really interested in Android as a budding operating system and don't think I could ever cope with a 'dumbphone' now that I know what's on offer. Although I haven't contributed much to the site in terms of programming or cooking help, I hope that I can give a bit back by letting you guys know what's new through my articles. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about those articles, feel free to get in touch with me via PM using the URL above. View ben_duder's posts and articles here.
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