MSP430 VFD clock – Manhattan style

Daniel has a nice write-up about building his Manhattan style VFD Clock based on the MSP430G2553 microcontroller and the MAX6921: I know that and IV-18 based clock isn’t anything original. In fact, Adafruit used to sell a kit for this exact purpose. I don’t really care that it’s not original, because all vacuum tubes are […]

PIC24 bedside table alarm clock

Markus Gritsch posted pictures of his PIC24 bedside table alarm clock in the project log forum: Another year, another clock, but for the first time for my alarm clocks. I am not using an MSP430 but a PIC24 instead. Standby current is with 5.5 µA only slightly higher than that of my MSP430 based ones. Time keeping is […]

Open source binary wristwatch

Jordan aka njneer made this cool binary watch project, that is available at Github: I’m pretty proud of this project; the clasp is a ribbon cable that doubles as the programming interface for the PIC microcontroller that drives everything. The time is displayed with superbright LEDs that are blinding at 15 mA, which means that I’m able to […]

Hard disk drive clock with Arduino Uno

ACVoltage  wrote this instructable detailing his DIY POV clock using hard disk drive and Arduino Uno: This is a fun project that can be done easily and also cheaply. In this instructable we will explain step by step how to make this beautiful POV clock. Used material: -Arduino Uno, -Tiny RTC modul, -ULN 2003, -IR diode and IR transistor […]

DIY Binary clock in an old hard drive shell

x2Jiggy wrote a post on his blog detailing the build of his DIY binary clock: This clock uses a minimalist design constructed in the shell of an old hard drive. A DS1307 Real Time Clock (RTC) module keeps accurate time while an ATMega328 (with Arduino bootloader) microcontroller determines which LEDs should be lit to display the current […]

LCD clock version 2 – part II

Here’s an update on Kevin Rye’s LCD clock we covered previously.  Source files are available here, for direct download LCD-Clock-V2-Source.zip: Once all the components and headers were soldered in, I attached my Arduino and configured it as an ISP. I then burned the bootloader for an Arduino Uno. I then connected my FTDI programmer and uploaded the blink […]