Tiva and Stellaris Launchpad RTC usage in Energia

Vadim has posted a tutorial on how to use internal RTC of Stellaris and Tiva Launchpad boards in Energia IDE: For those of you who still have one of those old Stellaris Launchpads, I’m going to show how to utilize one of its most useful features – real time clock – in a simple way. Actually, the […]

DS3231 RTC control and theory with the Bus Pirate

@omwah tweeted, “Article I wrote on controlling the Maxim DS3231 RTC with the Bus Pirate” The Maxim DS3231 is an accurate, yet relatively expensive real time clock (RTC). It has an integrated temperature compensated crystal and communicates over I2C. Get an assembled Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors.

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 […]

DIY Chronodot, homemade RTC with a battery backup

Valentin built a DIY version of the Chronodot real-time clock with battery backup. He used some disc shaped perfboard to assemble all the components. There is an optional component that you can add – a real time clock (RTC) with battery back up. It is called Chronodot RTC. All it does is ensure that clock […]

Chronoduino board v0.3

The Chronoduino uses an Atmega168PA microprocessor. On the peripheral side there is a DS1337 RTC, a BMP085 barometric/temperature sensor, and a MCP73831 Li-Po battery charging IC. Numerous headers as well as two buttons, LED, and a buzzer are on the board. The idea behind the project is to design an Arduino watch platform (hence, quite unimaginatively – Chronoduino) that’s also […]