SPREADSHEETS
Excel, Kingsoft,
and Open Office


ANDROID
xls and tools


APPENDICES
complete


DIAL FURNITURE
A
nalemmas
Calendar curves
Italian lines


BOOK updates
Links to good sundial sites   Where is the sun, the moon, and so on, interactive   
Mag Dec/Var NOAA                   North American Sundial Society          British Sundial Society          Sundial Primer      
Stained Glass Sundials          Wiki on Sundials                                     www.gnomonica.com    
more sundial links                   The standard BSS glossary                 Orologi Solari                           Sundial Atlas  
UK School
syllabus                  Sundials For Learning                         sunclocksaustralia.com                      
page 164/165                        Australia school
syllabus                          Sun Info site                    
FREE BOOKS
Templates
Paper popups
Paper cutouts
FAQ
PPT courses
and classes

SOFTWARE
l
ots of it, free
FREE BOOKS (if you like this site's items, buy the online download!)  
EOT  notes
and EOT
for
2008
through
2020
ASTROLABES
see
DeltaCAD macros
and
Excel sheets
and these notes, also see chapter 21
FREE SUNDIAL PROGRAMS, SOFTWARE (many systems/languages) also has other useful software
see stained glass
ALGOL
PYTHON  
ADA
Powerdraw    macros
JustBASIC
PERL
LAZARUS  and its
ALLDIALS in zip file
and
large graph
version also
C/C++/C#

EXCEL       .xls
also works in the free
Open Office and free
Kingsoft

most common dial
design using xls, and a
DeltaCAD macro also is
in a ZIP file called
"
cubicShadows"
SUNDIAL BUYERS BEWARE ~ Before you buy a
sundial
click here and here and  "What sundials
not to buy", and "What to do now you bought it"  
Nomograms  
(use them, and
even build them)
and
Dialing Scales
Online dial design ~ My JAVA hDial, vDial, vDec,
declCurves, and almanac ~

or try one of the
software systems in many
computer languages including IBM 1401 and 360
simulators with sundial pograms.

The
DeltaCAD, NanoCAD, and FreeCAD page
have free programs, and
the Lazarus page, and

SciLab, Octave, and Euler pages also.

Some notes on
WIDE GNOMONS are here.
Spreadsheets [notes]
Legacy computers
with GUI simulators
and sundial
programs.
 
Legacy languages
Recent languages  
JAVA  and Java Script
GRAPHICAL
SOLUTIONS
Download SIMPLE SHADOWS if you use these
sundial programs, it helps to build a sundial ~ FREE
of course...
IBM 1401   
sundial building making how build make astrolabe deltacad turbocad gnomonics clay stained glass eot scilab octave euler LISP progecad legacy programming excel spreadsheet parametric script VBS fortran cobol pascal vrml basic IBM1401 IBM360 SPS FORTRAN nomogram analemma
PASCAL
FORTRAN
Details of other
programs, and

details
of my other
programs & output
Details of
free
books.....
COBOL
see paper popups
Newer language systems
IBM 360      
Details of Microsoft Office Excel
spreadsheets. They work in Open Office (free),
and Kingsoft (free).
.
CADsystems ~ FREE ~
NanoCAD, FreeCAD,
Powerdraw
The simplest free
book and software is
Simple Shadows
The most common
dial types, beyond the
above are
free in
Cubic Shadows
and its free software.
You get the source code to all my programs, ALLDIALS, IBM 360 and 1401 simulators, etc, etc.
shepherd's dial
B O O K S    o n    t h i s     w e b s i t e    (most  are  free)
M I S C     S T U F F
S O F T W A R E ~ all my software is free
reclining meridian dial
Silver City, NM

ILLUSTRATING TIME'S SHADOW
for online download is for sale
BUT MOST STUFF IS FREE
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Illustrating Time's Shadow  
online download   
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Illustrating Time's Shadow and
appendices all printed & CD
NASS/BSS member discount
for price see here
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Illustrating Time's Shadow
printed and the CD but no
printed appendices
NASS/BSS member discount
for price see h
T O P I C S
ABBREVIATIONS:  h-dial (horizontal), v-dial (vertical), m-dial (meridian dial), p-dial (polar dial), q-dial (equatorial), etc.
The
parts of a sundial are here.....
WHAT KIND OF SUNDIAL TO BUILD
Before you build a sundial, decide what kind is best. Latitudes between the
equator and about 15 degrees N or S would benefit from an equatorial (q) or
polar (p) dial more than from a horizontal (h) dial design. On the equator a
horizontal (h-dial) is a polar dial so use a p-dial design. At the poles, an h-dial
is an equatorial dial, so use a q-dial design ~
run the DeltaCAD h-dial at low
and high latitudes for fun, they approach the polar dial and q-dial
.
a globe dial
A diptych dial
sundial
nomograms
and how to
make any
nomogram
horizontal dials at
various latitudes
check appendix 1 of the
free to download  
appendices
I D E A S     a n d     H I N T S
see cubic dials
see astrocompass
Open Book dial
SUPPLEMENTAL SHADOWS
a collection of well written articles such as scratch/mass dials, kinds of time, kinds of declination, old wife's trick, new
formulae, more dial furniture, and so on. This is 140 pages,
free.

PROGRAMMING SHADOWS  
programming languages, systems, and sample working code, and algorithms. Some 400+ pages free.

APPENDICES ~ 180 pages and free
Relating solar hour angle (equatorial dial) to
horizontal, vertical,and polar (and meridian) dials.
ANDROID
xls and tools
north facing dial
Saltillo tile dials
far left ~~ vDec     
center ~~ inc dec
right    ~~ true south vDial marked in Persian
see
case studies
Saltillo tile horizontal dial
Phoenix, AZ
a declining cube
dial on a column
in Phoenix
true south vDial
THE PRINTED BOOKS are
all sold out. Please buy the
online download instead.
scratch or Mass dials I grew
up with in Somerset UK
THE ONLY DIAL ON THIS
PAGE NOT BUILT BY THE
AUTHOR
vertical great decliner
(almost east or west but not
quite)
The Appendices
and
Programming Shadows
and
Supplemental Shadows
are all free to download
this site
DeltaCAD (Basic)
NanoCAD (free, VBS, JS)
FreeCAD (free, Python)
Powerdraw (free, Pascal)
Spreadsheets
Smart Phone stuff
Nomograms
Equation of time EOT
Italian Lines
Declination curves
Analemmas
Buying a sundial online or at a store
Making a store bought sundial work
Software, much of it free
Astrolabe
Astrocompass
Depicting summer time
Power Point Presentations
Case Studies
Random disorganized pamphlets
Paper cutout dials
Paper cutout popup dials
What kind of sundial do I want
Sundial parts and explanations
SOME USEFUL TOPICS ~ The CAD programs all have sundial macros (Basic, Python, VBS, parametric part, etc)   
Equatorial dial at
an equinox
FreeCAD          macros
NanoCAD         macros
DeltaCAD         macros
ILLUSTRATING  TIME'S  SHADOW
Illustrating Time's Shadow
ISBN   978-0-9960026-0-8
Library of Congress Control Number:  2014904839
This is 400 pages, contents here. You may download the Supplemental Shadows book free contents here. You
may  also download
Programming Shadows free book (contents here), and the Appendices free book. Hands
on, empirical, geometric, trigonometric, CAD,  spreadsheet, and tabular dial design for small dials, and garden
dials using common material, as well as clay, glass, and copper, with emphasis on calendar line techniques, and
Babylonian/Italian lines, while providing details on the use of DeltaCAD, FreeCAD, NanoCAD, and web Java
Script programming including the animation of many sheets as parameters vary.  Case studies with associated
problems solved, and cover the infamous inclined decliner, as well as all the other kinds of outdoor dials.

You can get an
online download here
The top of the line is
for sale and is
Illustrating Time's
Shadow.
S M A R T P H O N E  click here
ILLUSTRATING   SHADOWS
books, aids, & software here help make dials like those below
~ ~ a journey of discovery ~ sundials and how to make them
~ ~ how to use, or make, the things that can help design them
a polar dial in the air
projecting onto a wall
the Arizona Centenary
dial, Phoenix AZ, by the
author
a 3d printer printed
sundial
Visual Basic
ILLUSTRATING     TIME'S     SHADOW
FAQ
GRAPHICAL CALCULATORS [javascript] ~ (smart phone lat/long display can take quite a few seconds)
SHOW YOUR
LAT/LONG
asks your permission,
no location data is
saved here
TODAY'S eot &
decl
TODAY'S
A
LMANAC
HORIZONTAL
DIAL
VERTICAL
DIAL
VERTICAL
DECLINER
CALENDAR CURVES
FREE ~ ILLUSTRATING TIME'S SHADOW Appendices ~ This is 180 pages of the complete appendices.

FREE ~ ILLUSTRATING TIME'S SHADOW Supplemental Shadows ~ This is 140 pages of the material  somewhere  between the
big book and the appendices. Saxon, scratch and mass dials.  Islamic prayer time depiction. More on kinds of time. Declination
confused terms. New proofs of new vertical decliner formulae. Derivation of a few formulae for computer programs for sundials.

FREE ~ ILLUSTRATING TIME'S SHADOW Programming Shadows (many languages and systems) ~ This has some 400 pages of
programming techniques for many languages and systems, and how to get free or low cost compilers and IDEs.  

FREE  ~ SIMPLE SHADOWS ~ ISBN 0-9765286-5-7  ~  Like Micro Shadows but includes
theory, tables, and templates, 45 pages.
There is a smart phone version

FREE  ~ CUBIC SHADOWS ~ ISBN 0-9765286-6-5  ~  Like Simple Shadows but includes multi face dial design. Has a very simple
"cubicShadows" spreadsheet in Excel, this supports H, V, V-dec, Q, P, A dials and altitude and azimuth, in one sheet, with
graphical depictions in Excel. An alternative to the full blown "illustratingShadows.xls" spreadsheet.
There is a smart phone version

FREE ~ ANALEMMA and also NOMOGRAM notes, and all nomograms.

FREE ~ CUTTING SHADOWS ~ ISBN  0-9765286-2-2  ~  SUNDIAL CUTOUT BOOKLET ~ Equatorial, polar, east and a west
meridian, and 2 horizontal dials.

FREE ~  WOOD AND LINO CUTS   ~  notes on how to do it, how to screw it up, and how to correct most mistakes. Some 120+ pages
of very helpful ideas, covers lino cuts, wood cuts, and wood engraving, as well as plexi engraving. Ink, paper, and roller issues, and
ideas to help those like me who cannot draw. If you download this free book, please let me know what you do and don't like about it.
 
Simple
Shadows
46 pages
Software
lots of it
Spread
sheets
Illustrating Time's
Shadow main
book
400 pages
Supplemental
Shadows
Book
140 pages
Appendices
Book
180 pages
Programming
Shadows Book
400+ pages
Wood and Lino cut
Printing
120 pages
Sept 19, 2016
DOWNLOAD
FREE
FREE
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PayPal $20
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intermediate
somewhat
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advanced
 
yes
yes
yes
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smartPhone
yes
 
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Astrolabes
notes     
Excel    
DeltaCAD
a ceiling dial in
Silver City, NM
vertical decliner, calendar and
Italian lines, and daylight saving
time, Silver City, NM
Except for mass dials, all dials here were designed and built by the author and used material on this web site, something you can also do!
vertical dial, calendar
curves, by the author,
Phoenix, AZ
vertical decliner
by the author,
Prescott, AZ
about the author
PHOENIX, Arizona, USA
Wide Gnomons page of notes
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