This design clock is awsome and definitly something i'll buy in the future (if i'll find some money for it). The original clock is available in lots of languages whereas my version does only support the following
- french (that's for you Rémy)
- dutch (that's for you Tom)
My version does support all colors of the original one (even the stainless steel one) and is fully scalable as usual.
To give you an impression how it looks like here are some screenshots...
|Black Ice Tea|
The original clock has a light sensor which is used to adjust the brightness of the light of the characters. To get the same behaviour one could use the setBrightness() method of the QlockTwo component which takes values from 0.25f - 1.0f (default). If you would like to change the color you could use the setColor() method or if you would like to customize the component you might want to set the color property to CUSTOM and use the methods setCustomBackground(java.awt.Paint), setCustomOn(java.awt.Color) and setCustomOff(java.awt.Color) to give the clock your own style.
Changing the language can be done by using setLanguage() method.
There's also a method to enable/disable the visibility of the highlight effect named setHighlightVisible(boolean).
You might ask yourself how the clock displays values that doesn't fit in the 5 minutes scheme...well that's easy...on each corner of the clock you will find a dot which has the following meaning...
Dots will be switched ON:
upper left dot : if (currentMinute %5 == 1 || currentMinute %5 == 6)
upper right dot: if (currentMinute %5 == 2 || currentMinute %5 == 7)
lower right dot: if (currentMinute %5 == 3 || currentMinute %5 == 8)
lower left dot : if (currentMinute %5 == 4 || currentMinute %5 == 9)
Dots will be switched OFF:
all dots: if (currentMinute %5 == 0)
As an example please take a look at the following image...
I asked Biegert&Funk for permission to release a Java component of their QlockTwo but unfortunately i did not get any response to my question...
To avoid problems with their copyright i won't add a download link to this blog entry until i will get the permission
This evening Biegert&Funk contacted me and told me that i'm not allowed to publish the component (which was no surprise to me) and i totally understand this. That means if you would like to have a clock component like mine you have to create it by yourself...which is a good reason to have some fun ;-)
If you like the real Biegert&Funk QlockTwo you might want to buy one here but you have to know that quality has it's price.
So keep coding...