[time-nuts] A Time-Nut's Worst Nightmare

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun May 12 10:17:09 EDT 2013

In message <137C256A-D0E4-4C67-A49F-3D4A15DED38E at rtty.us>, Bob Camp writes:

>I really think that a bi-directional drive on the thing would be the way to
> go. Let the seconds go forward and back 

Such clock mechanisms are basically stepper-motors.  However, they may
be two-pole which are mechanically restricted so they can go only
one direction.

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