JPH08334571A - Analog type meteorological information display device and gimmick clock having the device - Google Patents

Analog type meteorological information display device and gimmick clock having the device

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JPH08334571A
JPH08334571A JP7142296A JP14229695A JPH08334571A JP H08334571 A JPH08334571 A JP H08334571A JP 7142296 A JP7142296 A JP 7142296A JP 14229695 A JP14229695 A JP 14229695A JP H08334571 A JPH08334571 A JP H08334571A
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weather information
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humidity
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Hirota Hosoyama
裕太 細山
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Seikosha Co Ltd
株式会社精工舎
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PURPOSE: To make indication easy to see by indicating meteorological information with an analog type indication part, obtain a large drive torque for driving the indication part, stop a motor by detecting displacement of the indication part to an undesired position due to abnormal rotation of the motor, and avoid the consumption of wasteful current. CONSTITUTION: Analog type indication parts 3, 4 are rotated by step motors 12, 13 and indicate such specified meteorological information as temperature and humidity. The step motors 12, 13 are supplied with drive signal by a control circuit which operates upon receiving output of a sensor detecting specific meteorological information and that rotation is transmitted to moving plates 31, 41 by way of wheels and to the indication parts 3, 4. When the indication parts 3, 4 displaced to an undesired position beyond a predetermined indication range, limit switches 9, 9A are operated by the moving plates 31, 41 and a control circuit stops the supply of the drive signal to the step motors 12, 13.

Description

Detailed Description of the Invention

[0001]

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION 1. Field of the Invention The present invention relates to an analog weather information display device and a mechanical timepiece equipped with this device.

[0002]

2. Description of the Related Art Conventionally, as a system for displaying basic weather information such as temperature and humidity in an analog manner, a time display device of a clock is used, and a temperature scale and a humidity scale are formed on a dial by arranging the time scale and the humidity scale. , When the hour and minute hands are displaying the current time, pressing the temperature / humidity display button causes the hour and minute hands to move, displaying the temperature with the long hand and the humidity with the short hand. There is a configuration in which the pointers are overlapped to display the comfort level, and then the current time display is displayed again.

[0003]

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In the above prior art,
Since the movement that drives the hour and minute hands is used to display the temperature and humidity by the hour and minute hands, only a small torque for driving the hour and minute hands is available, and therefore a relatively heavy weight is required to clearly display the temperature and humidity. Since it is not possible to use the pointing member that it has, there is a problem that the display is difficult to see from a distance. Further, when the hour and minute hands are self-propelled by using the forward / reverse rotation motor, when the motor runs away due to the influence of noise or the like and the hour / minute hands move, there is a disadvantage that the reset is not applied. In addition, since a part of the gear in the movement is read by a sensor in order to return to the display of the current time after displaying the temperature and humidity, there is a problem that there is a limitation in alignment.

Therefore, an object of the present invention is to display specific weather information by means of an analog pointing member to make it easier to see the instruction, and to obtain a large driving torque for driving the pointing member even if the pointing member is enlarged. To be able to Also,
Even when the motor abnormally rotates and the indicating member is displaced to an unexpected position, the motor is stopped by detecting this and the wasteful consumption of current is eliminated to improve the battery life.

[0005]

In order to achieve the above object, the analog weather information display device of the present invention displays specific weather information by an analog pointing member which is rotationally driven by a step motor. It is provided in
The step motor is provided so that the drive signal is supplied by the control circuit that operates by receiving the output of the sensor that detects specific weather information, and when the indicator member is displaced to an unexpected position beyond the predetermined display range. Is provided so that the control circuit stops the supply of the drive signal to the step motor when the limit switch operates.

[0006]

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS A mechanical clock equipped with an analog weather information display device according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIGS.
It will be described based on. As the analog type weather information display device, a device that displays temperature and humidity as basic weather information is shown.

First, FIG. 1 shows the front thereof. The time display portion of a clock A is arranged on the upper front portion of the exterior frame 1, and the analog weather information display as a karakuri is displayed on the lower front portion. A temperature / humidity display device, which is the device B, is provided. At the center of the temperature / humidity display device B, a body part of a doll is fixed as a decoration 2, and an arc-shaped temperature display window 1a and a humidity display window 1b are opened on both sides with the decoration 2 as the center. A temperature display scale 1c (temperature ° C) and a humidity display scale 1d (humidity%) are formed along both windows. Temperature display scale 1c
It is possible to display from −10 ° C. to 40 ° C., and it is possible to display from 30% to 90% by the humidity display scale 1d.

The temperature indicating member 3 and the humidity indicating member 4 for indicating the temperature indicating scale 1c and the humidity indicating scale 1d are the left and right arms 3 and 4 which are swingably provided on the body portion of the doll which is the decoration 2. Yes, by constructing a mechanism by moving this arm. The indicating members 3 and 4 are connected to moving plates 31 and 41, which will be described later, provided inside the windows 1a and 1b, respectively, and indicate temperature and humidity.

2 (a) and 2 (b) are cross-sectional views of a main part, in which a lower plate 5 is fixed to a long mounting column 1e protruding from the rear surface of the outer frame 1 by a screw 1f. An upper plate 6 is fixed to a mounting column 5a protruding forward from the plate 5 with a screw 5b, and a front surface of the upper plate 6 abuts a short mounting column 1g projecting on a rear surface of the exterior frame 1. There is.

The lower plate 5 and the upper plate 6 are rotatably supported by central shafts 7 and 8, and the front end portions of the central shafts 7 and 8 are located at the window hole 1 of the exterior frame 1.
It penetrates through h and projects to the front, and at the projecting end, the indicator member 3,
4 are rotatably connected to each other. Further, sleeves 7a and 8a are rotatably fitted to both the central shafts 7 and 8, and the moving plates 31 and 41 are attached to the front ends of the sleeves 7a and 8a located on the front side of the upper plate 6. Is secured at its swing center using a nut or the like. As shown in FIG. 2B, the display windows 1a and 1b are located at the positions away from the center of swing of the moving plates 31 and 41 from the back surfaces of the indicating members 3 and 4.
The mounting columns 3a and 4a projecting through the
4b, which connects the moving plates 31, 4
1 and the indicating members 3 and 4 are configured to integrally swing. The decoration 2 is fixed to the projecting end of the mounting column 6a which penetrates the upper plate 6 through the window hole 1h and projects forward.

As shown in FIG. 3, the movable plates 31 and 41 are substantially fan-shaped, and the essential part thereof is the above-mentioned swing center portion, and recesses 31a and 41a are formed on the upper side of the fan-shaped portion. This concave portion is for detecting the 0 position of the moving plates 31 and 41. The recesses 31b and 41b provided on the lower side are recesses for allowing the central shafts 7 and 8 to escape when the moving plates 31 and 41 rotate. In addition, the pressing portions 31 are provided on both ends of the fan-shaped arc portion.
c, 31c and 41c, 41c are respectively provided in a protruding manner, and the pressing portions press the operating pieces of the limit switches 9, 9A, respectively, to bring them into an operating state.

The limit switches 9 and 9A are fixed to the front surface of the upper plate 6 with screws 6b. In addition, the moving plate 31,
A fork-shaped holding plate 10 is fixed by screws 6c at a predetermined interval on the front surface side of the upper plate 6 so that the 41 do not come into contact with each other when swinging. Moving plate 3
1 is provided on the front side of the holding plate 10, and the moving plate 41 is provided on the back side of the holding plate 10. Moving plate 41 and upper plate 6
As shown in FIG. 2 (b), the holding bar 11 is fixedly interposed between the upper plate 6 and the gap between the moving plate 4 and the moving plate 4.
1, so that the movable plate is prevented from bending due to the line contact therewith, and the two movable plates can be swung smoothly.

As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the upper plate 6 and the lower plate 5
A drive mechanism for the moving plates 31 and 41 is provided between and.
Step motors 12 and 13 for driving the temperature indicating member and driving the humidity indicating member are fixed to the rear surface of the lower plate 5, and the drive pinions 12a and 13a of the motor constitute respective reduction gear trains. Wheels 14, 14A, 3rd Wheel 15,
15A and 4th wheel 16, 16A are in mesh with each other. Four
The number wheels 16 and 16A are fixed to the rear ends of the sleeves 7a and 8a on the back side of the upper plate 6.

At the position below the recesses 31a and 41a at the position where the upper sides of the movable plates 31 and 41 swing upward, the reflection type photosensor 1 which is a position detection sensor is provided.
7, 17A are provided. Photo sensor 17, 17A
Is fixed to the front side of the lower plate 5, and window holes 6d and 6d are formed in the upper plate 6 facing the photosensor. For this purpose, the moving plate 3 is provided on the front surface of the photo sensor 17, 17A.
When 1, 41 are located, the light emitted from the light emitting element is reflected by the moving plate and received by the light receiving element, and the moving plate can be detected. Therefore, when the recesses 31a and 41a pass over the photosensors 17 and 17A, the output of the photosensors is inverted from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0, and this inverted position is the 0 position of the moving plates 31 and 41. .

As shown in FIG. 4, the pressing portions 31c and 41c
Presses the operating pieces of the limit switches 9 and 9A to stop the supply of the drive signal from the later-described CPU 18 to the step motors 12 and 13 to prevent runaway of the moving plates 31 and 41 due to noise or the like.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram for driving the analog type weather information display device of the present invention, which is a control circuit (CPU) 1
Power is supplied from the power source 19 to the power source 8, and the temperature / humidity information detected by the temperature sensor 20 and the humidity sensor 21 arranged at an arbitrary position of the apparatus is supplied to the CPU 18. The step motors 12 and 13 are controlled by the CPU 18.
When driven, the 4th wheel 16, 16A via the reduction gear train
Is driven, and the moving plates 31 and 41 are oscillated. Since the recesses 31a and 41a of the moving plate are positioned opposite to the photosensors 17 and 17A, the output of the photosensor is inverted, and thus the zero position of the moving plate is detected. Therefore, the drive signals of the step motors 12, 13 are supplied from the CPU 18 by the outputs corresponding to the temperature and the humidity detected by the sensors 20, 21, and the step motors 12, 13 are rotationally driven by the drive signal given from the 0 position. Then, the moving plates 31 and 41 swing together with the indicating members 3 and 4,
Stop at the position that indicates the temperature and humidity.

If the stepping motors 12, 13 continue to rotate due to the influence of noise or the like and the indicating members 3, 4 are displaced beyond the predetermined display range to unexpected positions,
Since the operating pieces of the limit switches 9 and 9A are pressed by the pressing portions 31c and 41c of the moving plates 31 and 41, and the output of the limit switches is inverted and supplied to the CPU 18, the step motors 12 and 13 from the CPU 18 are fed.
The supply of the drive signal to the device is stopped. Then, the drive signal of the step motor corresponding to the temperature and the humidity is again sent to the CPU.
When supplied from 18, the indicating members 3 and 4 are driven to display the correct temperature and humidity.

In the timepiece A, the hands are rotated by a normal timepiece mechanical body, and the time is displayed on the time display section. In addition,
Specific weather information, as shown in the above embodiment, in addition to the basic weather information such as temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure, other weather information that can be detected or predicted based on this basic weather information, for example, It means at least one of forecast information such as sunny and cloudy weather information and weather information including discomfort or a comfort index. The sensor used is not limited to the temperature sensor and the humidity sensor, but may be any sensor that can detect the specific weather information to be displayed.

[0019]

As described above, in the analog type weather information display device of the present invention, since the analog type indicating member is rotationally driven by the step motor, the direction can be easily read. The pointing member is driven to rotate by a step motor,
Since a large driving torque can be obtained from the step motor, the pointing member can be made larger, and the pointing can be made easier to see. Further, even when the motor abnormally rotates and the indicator member is displaced to an unexpected position, the limit switch detects this and the motor is stopped, so that unnecessary current consumption is eliminated and battery life can be improved. . In addition, the Karakuri clock equipped with this analog weather information display is not only able to know the time but also daily weather information at the same time, which is very convenient and adds the fun of Karakuri. Can make your life enjoyable.

[Brief description of drawings]

FIG. 1 shows an embodiment of the present invention and is a front view of a mechanical clock equipped with an analog weather information display device.

2 (a) and 2 (b) are cross-sectional views of the analog weather information display device of the above, cut at different locations.

FIG. 3 is a front view of the interior of the analog weather information display device of the above with the outer frame removed.

FIG. 4 is a front view showing a state in which an indicating member is written on the front surface of FIG.

FIG. 5 is a block diagram of a drive mechanism.

[Explanation of symbols]

 3,4 Indicator member 9,9A Limit switch 12,13 Step motor 18 Control circuit 20,21 Sensor

Claims (2)

[Claims]
1. An analog pointing member rotatably driven by a step motor is provided to display specific weather information, and the step motor receives an output of a sensor for detecting the specific weather information. Is provided so that a drive signal is supplied by a control circuit that operates in accordance with the above, and a limit switch that operates when the indicator member is displaced to an unexpected position beyond a predetermined display range is provided. An analog weather information display device, characterized in that the control circuit is provided so as to stop the supply of a drive signal to the step motor when activated.
2. A mechanical clock equipped with the analog weather information display device according to claim 1.
JP7142296A 1995-06-09 1995-06-09 Analog type weather information display device and mechanism clock provided with this device Expired - Fee Related JP2840612B2 (en)

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