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Dashboard Widgets Wall Clock


Description

If you’re a visual type of person, here’s a creative clock for your wall that will keep your creativity delighted. This stylish design was inspired by Mac OSX Dashboard widgets. The clocks internals are from Quartex Push-On movements. The icons, frame and seconds hand actually glow in the dark, while the florescent red hour and minute hands glow vibrant red under black uv lighting. This clock is 140mmx140mm (5.5×5.5″) in size.

Instructions

The dashboard base is printed in two colors, using the “Change Filament” during printing method. In the photo above, the base is printed with black and glow-in-the-dark ABS. The enclosure piece fits Mini-Quartex Push-On movements. The enclosure houses the clock components and requires taping or glueing the edges to the back of the dashboard base. The second, minute and hour hands should fit right where they’re suppose to and have no tolerance issues. These hands can be printed together in MakerWare. The top of the enclosure has a tab for hanging on walls. Printed on a MakerBot Replicator and sliced with MakerWare using high setting, skeinforge, 0% infill, 1 shell and 0.2mm layer height. I used accelerated x3g 80/150 rates. If you don’t have access to a 3d printer, check out our Etsy page http://etsy.com/shop/Pixil3D.

Make Your Own Dashboard Widget

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That dashboard button is the route to an awesome desktop resource: custom widgets.

One feature of OS X and Safari we are surprised gets little love is Web Clipping. When you just can’t find a widget or need to have quick access to information, web clipping can save the day. If you are unfamiliar, Safari provides a neat little button that allows you to clip parts of web pages and use them on your dashboard.

We use this feature to keep track of financial commodity prices throughout the day. Yes, we know that might sound odd, but there are no readily available commercial widgets available currently that can show all of the commodities we need. We also have the ability to keep track of a large amount of information on our Dashboard that would otherwise not be timely or require the usage of a Bloomberg terminal. Hence our love of the Dashboard clipping feature.

Here’s how to make your own Dashboard widget in 3 easy steps:

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1. Choose the site you want to clip. In our case, it is the CME Group for oil and natural gas futures contract prices.

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2. Clip the part of the website you want We choose to pull the full spread of commodities. This allows us to not only view real time prices, but to also click on the hyperlink embedded in our new widget.

3. Customize your widget to look however you need it to. We stuck with stock glass theme, but there are others available. Additionally, working with your new widget does mean it take a short time to load new information; it is not bad, but there is a delay from when you open the dashboard.

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Enjoy your new free, no coding required, widget!

Smart Widget Installer

OS X 10.6 or later is required. For OS X 10.4.10 or 10.5, download an older version.

Tired of Dashboard closing your open widgets whenever you install a new version of widget? Smart Widget Installer is the answer.

Just drop any number of widgets on the app to install them. If the widget is not installed, it will install normally. If it is already installed, you get the smart upgrade option, which will update the widget without closing any copies you already have open. If you’re tired of having to move your widgets back in place every time you update them, this is for you.

With OS X 10.7 or later, you can set Smart Widget Installer to open automatically:

  1. Select any widget in the Finder
  2. Choose “Get Info” from the File menu
  3. Go to the “Open with” section of the Get Info window and select Smart Widget Installer
  4. Click the “Change All…” button, then click Continue

MallorcaCam

Get live streaming Mallorca Webcams right in to your Mac OS X Dashboard.
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Zattoo

Watch live National and international TV streams right in your Mac OS X Dashboard.
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DashboardApp

Get 1000s of Free Mac OS X Dashboard Widgets right from you Desktop.
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Dashboard App for iPad

TechCrunch links up Carnegie Mellon student Richard Hong and his pretty much pixel-perfect looking rendition of Apple’s Mac OS X Dashboard widget platform… on the iPad! The video shows not only the widgets working, but being added from the web and managed on the iPad as well.

Video after the break. (Tap the link below the box if you’re on your iPhone or iPod touch).

BTW: Its our Rollercoaster Mac OS X Dashboard Widget in the end of the video:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/justforfun/rollercoaster_thedashboardwidgetandgadgetdevelopment.html

Dashboard for iPad

This application has just recently been rejected by Apple and its now an open source, so developers can install this on their iPad if they want.

Video Demo (3 different links, all the same video):

Inspired by Apple’s Dashboard application for Mac, Dashboard for iPad has been completely rewritten for iPad. It brings the ability of running multiple mini-applications, widgets, to all iPad users. With access to any of the existing Dashboard widgets for Mac available to download right within this application, you can quickly add several fun and functional widgets to your Dashboard.

Requirement

  • Max OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.x
  • Xcode 3.2.2
  • iPhone SDK 3.2

Features

  • Runs existing Mac Dashboard widgets (see known issues below)
  • Drag widgets by press and hold on a widget (dragging multiple widgets supported)
  • Press and hold on widget icon to rearrange or remove. Press and hold again to exit edit mode
  • Download new widgets from Apple’s website
  • Easier access of widget setting via two-finger swipe gesture in either up or down direction
  • Sync with iTunes
  • Default widget download directory can be changed in Settings app and optionally specify username and password. URL, username and password are available to widget as widget.directory_url, widget.directory_username, widget.directory_password.

Known Issues

  • Not all of the widget object have been re-implemented
  • Native plugins are not supported
  • Widget transitions are buggy
  • No ripple animation
  • System calls are not supported (should give user warnings)
  • Drag icons into the top view should open up a new widget

Dashboard for iPad — Read more

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Jets of War

Play the best Arcade Combat Flight Simulator right in your Mac OS X Dashboard.
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Squadron Angels Airplane

Fly the combat aircraft over an ancient Maya city and catch all the gems that are in sight. If necessary launch a few missiles to destroy buildings. Fly one of the best Unity games right in your Mac OS X Dashboard.
Made proudly with the free Unity3D engine.
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