@epilys I know, right! :D
I actually made myself a clock using two of the time modules.
And, of course, I do have a vintage flip alarm :)
@draemmli Beautiful! Do you have any resources on flip mechanisms? I'd love to get one and "hack" it eventually
@epilys The newer type of Omega split-flap modules (on the outside, they look the same as mine, but they have a completely different controller) are easily hackable. They listen to RS-485, and there's a repo for software to control them:
We have a bunch of them at our hackerspace, and I wrote a web interface where one can just type stuff for them to display.
@epilys I'm not sure where you would acquire them, though - SBB (the railway from which I have mine) have stopped giving split-flap material away due to the pandemic.
However, Omega sold those systems to other railways and to places like airports, so you might find them elsewhere.
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