Scott's Binary Clock

(c) SB-Software / Scott M. Baker,


Scott's Binary Clock is a clock that displays the current time in binary using a LED display. It's a little gadget or conversation piece for your desktop. It really doesn't serve much of a practical purpose, unless your goal is to display the time in a format that nobody but you can read. Emphasis has been placed on making the clock cool looking and realistic (the LEDs in the clock were obtained from taking pictures of real-world LEDs).

Click here to learn how to read a binary clock and the difference between binary and BCD


Installation is very straightforward -- the built in install program should install the software to a program group in your start menu, as well as place an icon on your desktop. It's all automatic, and there's a built in uninstall program that should be able to get rid of everything if you decide you don't want the software.

Quick Start:

  1. Launch the program (via start menu, desktop icon, or whatever....)
  2. The clock will display on your screen. You can click and drag it to where you want
  3. You can right click to quit the clock, configure the clock, etc.



>>> To access the settings page, right clock on the face of the clock <<<

The settings page holds all of the wonderful clock setting options. You can select three different sizes for the clock: Large, Small, and Tiny. The tiny size is just about perfect to fit over the top of the ugly digital clock in the windows taskbar.

You can also select two different clock shapes: standard or horizontal. The standard shape displays three binary columns -- one for each digit. The horizontal shape puts all of the binary in one long horizontal line.

There are also boxes to choose the style and color of the led. You can have your LED in red, green, blue, or amber. You can make the LED round, square, or rectangular.

You have the option of choosing between Binary and Bcd mode. See for a description of the difference between the two modes, and how to read each. Bcd is much easier to read, but doesn't satisfy the binary purists out there.

The "always on top" option will make the clock always appear above all other windows. You can use this to make it stay on top of the windows taskbar, too.

The "load on startup" option will load the clock every time you boot.

"24 hour mode" toggles between a 24-hour and 12-hour clock. A 12-hour clock only goes up to 12:00, and then starts over at 1:00. In 24-hour mode (military time), the clock keeps going after 12:00, to 13:00, all the way up to 23:59.


You are free to use this software for noncommercial use. If you want to contribute to the project, feel free to visit and check out my other software, and register some of my programs!

Complete registration information is available at

Registrations may be paid for online in a variety of methods (credit card, etc), or may be made through the mail. See the website site at

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