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Hi, my name is Philippe Chrétien and I'm the creator of the Fibonacci Clock.
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This clock uses the famous Fibonacci sequence to display time.
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The Fibonacci sequence of numbers starts with 1 and 1.
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To get the next term of the sequence you need to add up the last two terms.
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1 plus 1 equals 2, 2 plus 1 equals 3
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3 plus 2 equals 5, 5 plus 3 equals 8 and so on...
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For this clock I uses the five first terms of the sequence, 1, 1, 2, 3 and 5.
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To read time on the Fibonacci clock you need to do some math.
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To get the hour you add up the red and blue squares.
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Here we have 5 plus three plus one equals 9, it's 9 o'clock.
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To get the minutes you add up the green and blue squares and you multiply by 5 because the clock is accurate to the 5 minutes.
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Here we have three plus two equals 5, multiplied by 5 equals 25 ... so it's 9:25. The white squares are ignored.
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The Fibonacci clock is an open source project.
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At the end of the Kickstarter funding I will publish my source code, the schematics and the enclosure plans, all under the GPL license.
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At the core of the clock is an Atmega328P microcontroller running Arduino.
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I added an FTDI port when I designed the circuit board to make it even easier to upload your own code into the clock.
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I've been able to reduce the cost of the electronics by designing my own circuit board.
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This is where I need the help of the kickstarter community. The more clocks I build, the cheaper the material and labor.
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Your pledge will help make this clock more affordable for the NERD community all around the world.