Ice Tube Clock
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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by wbp on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:47 pm

Livids, if you still need any help, I'm in the SF Bay area as well and have built several of these. I also have some pretty cool firmware for it.

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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by Livids on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:24 am

Thanks, William, for the kind offer. We (my daughter chiefly - I'm here to help!) completed the clock this weekend and she's very happy with it (as am I). When we gave her the kit for Christmas I was pretty sure that it would be a hit. It has exceeded my expectations!! Having to struggle through challenges, fix mistakes, and make it to an operable clock - priceless. We're all very happy. She did solder in the interface for mods, but don't see us playing with that for some time!!

wbp wrote:Livids, if you still need any help, I'm in the SF Bay area as well and have built several of these. I also have some pretty cool firmware for it.

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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by wbp on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:25 am

Sounds good. I've got some spare chips & a programmer, so if she decides she wants to try different firmware let me know.

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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by ericyeh on Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:09 am

Sorry for the late reply... I had school.

So here are the photos...
The whole thing back: http://cl.ly/image/3d1z3p1u0y0Q
The whole thing front: http://cl.ly/image/1v291P1W1u1G
Low V side back: http://cl.ly/image/2N3j0L003E0D
Middle back: http://cl.ly/image/3i3b1A3p0D3Y
High V side back: http://cl.ly/image/2T3U1v3p3r0n


I've check the resistance with nearby solder job for 28-pin socket, 28-PLCC socket, 2x10 header. I found one shortage at the header and I assume that's connected. I also found one temporary shortage that goes on and off on the 28-pin socket (shown in blue).
http://cl.ly/image/2B131q1K3X2e

Last time I checked, there are some shortage on the tube, should I check that again?
If you suspect any soldering problems that want me to check, please let me know!
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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by ericyeh on Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:53 pm

Hey I have noticed my previous post was ignored, is it because it is too old? Should I create a new thread instead?
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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by adafruit_support_bill on Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:30 pm

Sorry, this thread got hijacked a while back.

From the solder-side, everything looks good. But on your tube board, it looks like you had quite a bit of solder flow-through to the front of the board on both the header and the tube itself. It is possible you have a short there. Can you get some close-up shots of tube-side of the tube board from a few different angles?
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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by ericyeh on Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:36 am

Thank you for your instance response! I've seen a solder shortage on the tube wire and removed it, and it works now :)
You guys are magical haha
Thanks again!
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Re: Ice Tube Clock

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:47 am

Great! Glad it's working for you now. :D
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