About your Linear Clock
- The clock face is the long bar with the numbers on it. Standoffs at each end keep it away from the wall, and have angle hangers that make it easy to level.
- The pointer moves along the clock face to indicate the time. It’s connected to the sled, the box that moves along the track behind the clock face.
- The sled holds an internal clock, powered by a watch battery. It lasts for 8 years, and is accurate to 8 seconds/year. The sled has two buttons and a screen so you can set this internal clock, and a motor with a gear that drives it along the track. (Don’t spin the gear by hand, or you might damage the little gearbox inside the motor.)
- Screw the angle hangers onto the standoffs using the gold screws into the pre-drilled holes. One hanger goes at the 6 PM end, the other at the midnight end. They’re labeled “6 AM” and “12 PM”; the label goes against the wall.
- Insert the pointer’s dowel rod into the clamp block on top of the sled, leaving about ⅛” clearance from the face of the clock. Tighten the clamp screw enough to hold it firmly, but loose enough so you can twist it to get it vertical.
- If you see an on-off switch underneath the screen, turn it on.
- There’s probably a great spot for it in your house, over a door or window.
- Don’t put it too close to the ceiling, since you may need room to lift the sled up and over the clock face to recharge it.
- Use the drywall anchors, or be sure you hit wood with the longer screws. Some clocks are heavy!
- Leave the wide-headed screws sticking out about ¼” from the wall. Set the angle hangers on the screws. Make sure each hanger fits behind the lip of the screw head! Don’t let them just rest on top of the screw head - they might slip off. Back the screws out from the wall a bit if necessary.
- Move the clock slightly left or right to level it.
- Basically, don’t. We already set it for you, and it springs forward or falls back for Daylight Savings Time. Its internal clock, powered by a CR2032 watch battery, will stay right for eight years or so even if the main battery needs a recharge. The screen will tell you if you need a new watch battery.
- But if you move to a new time zone or something, then:
- Lift the sled up to take it off the clock face.
- Press either button. The screen will light up and show you the internal clock’s time. Hold the right- or left-hand buttons to change the time. The longer you hold it, the faster it goes.
- When the time is set right, put the pointer back at the correct time on the clock face. Make sure the gears are on the track: it should resist you a little if you try to push it left or right.
- We hope this is obvious. Except ...
- … at night, it moves backward (right to left) for six hours. At 6 AM, it starts over again.
- Some clocks have glow-in-the-dark dots at every night-time hour. These show you, in the middle of the night, whether it’s between 3 and 4 AM (for example).
- A fully charged battery will run the clock for 9 months or more.
- If you find the pointer parked at 6AM, that means the battery is too low to function.
- Lift the pointer and sled up and over the clock face and plug it into a USB port overnight (not on a computer that will sleep). A light should come on inside the sled when you plug it in.
- In the morning, press either button to see the charge level. 4.00 Volts or more is fully charged. Don’t worry, you can’t overcharge it.
- Put the sled-and-pointer back so it indicates the right time on the clock face. Make sure the gears are seated nicely on the track: it should resist you a little if you try to push it left or right.
Telling us about it
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to see a photo of it in your home!
- We’d like to hear why you love it. We’d really like to hear if anything might be better!
- We love our clocks. We love our customers.
- If your clock stops making you happy, please tell us why. Maybe we can fix it.
- If we can’t fix it, then you can send it back, in good condition, within the first 6 months, and we’ll refund your money. (We ask that you pay the shipping costs.)