The BCD "Cool Time Calculator"
Evan Golub
Department of Computer Science
Human-Computer Interaction Lab
University of Maryland

The BCD "Cool Time Calculator" is a simple .NET application that can be used to determine at what time various "cool" patterns will appear on a BCD (binary coded decimal) clock. You need to have the .NET framework installed for this application to run on your machine. This application was built as part of an introductory class project concept. This executable has been posted for free for entertainment purposes.

Figure 1: The word Hi will be seen at 7:27:03

Figure 2: Not all patterns represent valid times.

You can download either the executable or a ZIP file containing the executable.
This software is provided for free for entertainment purposes only.
If you are interested in using this software for commercial purposes contact the author, Evan Golub, at

DISCLAIMER: This software is provided on an "as-is" basis, without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties that the software is free of defects, merchantable, fit for a particular purpose or non-infringing. User bears the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the software. Should the software prove defective in any respect, user assumes sole responsibility and liability for the entire cost of any service and repair in connection therewith. No use of this software is authorized except under this disclaimer.

This page last modified on Saturday, 06-Nov-2004 22:42:48 EST.