Free programm for pendulum (clock) adjustment and calculation

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  1. praezis

    praezis Registered User

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    When setting a clock, one wonders how much of the pendulum length needs to be changed to correct a certain deviation.

    You can:
    - Try (inaccurate, takes several days)
    - Calculate (search for the formula, use math etc)
    - Look up a table (search for a table, still math necessary for the pitch)

    The attached Windows app PENDULUM makes it easy. It directly shows how many rotations of the pendulum nut are needed to remove the entered deviation.
    If the beat rate of the clock is unknown, you can easily determine it, too.

    Instead of turning the rating nut, a pendulum can be adjusted by a weight on its rod. The amount of weight can be determined with this app, for default and also different positions.

    In addition, calculation of pendulum length, beat rate, oscillation period is supplied.

    Initially I wrote the app in German, now English language was added. It will start with your language, else select in the menu bar.
    Program and help files are attached as compressed .zip file. Nothing has to be installed, extract and place the files in any folder and simply click the .exe.

    Hope, you enjoy this little tool.

    Frank

    View attachment Pendulum.zip
     
  2. scottmiami

    scottmiami Registered User

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    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
     
  3. shutterbug

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    Thanks for that, Frank. When I tried to run it, my computer flagged it as a potential problem since the author is unknown. I ran it anyway, and it runs without issues.
     
  4. Rockin Ronnie

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    Ran well for me. Handy!

    Ron
     
  5. Dave T

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    Thanks Frank!
     
  6. Kevin W.

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    I am computer illiterate, can this be saved for future use.
     
  7. shutterbug

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    Yes. Click on the link and click the "save" option. The file will download to your download folder. If you can see it downloading, you should be able to just open that folder. If not, use search to look for the file. When you find the file, right click it, and "extract" the files. When that is done, you can move them to their own folder wherever you want them.
     

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