Re: Clockwise and Otherwise
Steven G. Tyler (sgtyler@EROLS.COM)
Tue, 27 May 1997 23:14:55 -0400
Peter Farnham wrote, in part:
> But--for an A plus and a gold star, how to you find a north/south line
> using a *digital* watch? I believe the handbook says you can't do it with
> a digital watch (please don't flame me if I am misremembering--don't have
> the book in front of me, fer cryin' out loud!) But in fact, you can.
> I await your answers. Seriously, this is a good way to test the
> ingenuity of your venture scouts.
Well, the simplest way I can think of is to use a digital-to-analog
converter -- draw a watch face on a piece of cardboard, translate the
digital reading to the approximate location of the hour hand, and do the
equivalent orientation. A BIT more complicated is to draw a 24-hour
watch face -- then you don't have to "split the difference" to halve the
double-speed 12-hour watch face.
Do I get the A plus and gold star? 8->
Steve on Cattail Creek
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City