# Analog clock read

Hello,

i am trying to read the time on an analogue clock. It's the same clock, black and white, clearly visible so no problems. Can someone give me some pointers how to read? I can only find code for an analogue gauge. I think I need - Detect circles - Detect hands and angles? - Detect difference between hours (short hand) and Minutes (Long hand)

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I found this already (https://github.com/basselhossam/clock...) but that's by using Matlab instead of opencv.I also found code to recognize 1 hand in for example a gauge. The Matlab code seems fine so I want to use that as the basic.

Ok, then here's the algorithm: https://github.com/basselhossam/clock...

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