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Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by odometer on Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:31 pm

3d0g wrote:I made a simple mod adding a mode to display Posix time in hex.

What time is 4e90d1fd? :D



From the JavaScript Scratchpad in Firefox 6.0.2:

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/*
 * This is a JavaScript Scratchpad.
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 * Enter some JavaScript, then Right Click or choose from the Execute Menu:
 * 1. Run to evaluate the selected text,
 * 2. Inspect to bring up an Object Inspector on the result, or,
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new Date(1000*0x4e90d1fd)
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Sat Oct 08 2011 18:43:09 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
*/


Does that seem about right?
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by 3d0g on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:28 am

odometer wrote:Sat Oct 08 2011 18:43:09 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Does that seem about right?


Yup!
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by rys on Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:21 pm

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Assembled this one in a hurry, thinking about building another one with GPS as a gift...
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by box on Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:28 pm

It's been a while since I ordered this kit, but now finally.. after a few hours with the soldering iron is now another Ice Tube Clock born, this time in Sweden! Up 'n running on the first try! 8)

I must also say that the instructions were absolutely perfect to assemble the clock! Kudos to you @ Adafruit!

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by keithk5wx on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:54 am

Beautiful clock!

I can't believe the level of detail that went into this kit. The instructions and photographs were perfect for constructing the kit.

Fun to build! Passed the smoke test first time it was plugged in.

Thanks a million!

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by brand on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:23 am

This is an elegant design and a very well organized kit. This was my first major solder work in about 30 years, and amazingly, it worked perfectly the first time. I'm sure that had more to do with the excellent instructions than my skill.

I made it for my brother-in-law, and since it wasn't ready for Christmas (I was taking my time), I'll send it to him next month for his birthday. Or course, after going through the forums, now I have to tempt fate and add the dimming, DST, and calibration features.

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Thanks for making this available.

Take care,
brad

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by wd6cmu on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:00 am

Ice Tube clock with ChronoDot for timebase and backup time maintenance.

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by physics_dude on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:14 pm

This is not one picture, but around 1000 pictures, forming a timelapse.
It gets truly "dark and glowy" at around the 40 second mark.

Video: http://youtu.be/XLaBVkF_SyQ

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by daygecko on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Here is a picture of an IceTube clock I built using clear screws for the case.
In the background is a printed IceTube clock enclosure by Nathan Matsuda @ Thingiverse for a future project.

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by wd6cmu on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:32 pm

[quote="Daygecko"]Here is a picture of an IceTube clock I built using clear screws for the case.

I gotta know: Where'd you find the clear screws?
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by daygecko on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:15 pm

IceTube clock in 3D printed case designed by Nathan Matsuda @ Thingiverse, using an AdaFruit designed circuit board and software with mods by DigiSage.
Printed with Z-Corp Spectrum printer and then epoxy filled and painted.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by daygecko on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:21 pm

wd6cmu wrote:
Daygecko wrote:Here is a picture of an IceTube clock I built using clear screws for the case.

I gotta know: Where'd you find the clear screws?


McMaster Carr
94905A005 Polycarbonate Hex Nut, 4-40 Thread Size, 1/4" Width, 3/32" Height
93140A109 Polycarbonate Machine Screw, Pan Head Phillips 4-40 Thread, 1/2" Length

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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by bkrontz on Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:28 pm

The cookie dough in the background was definitely a giant help while building this (and while quitting smoking).
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Almost there...
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Done!
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by jyohe on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:00 pm

No photo at this time but I wanted to say that this was my first electronics kit assembly project since my days of building Heathkit radios in the 70s. Very good instructions online and "pretty good" bill of materials.

I found it extremely helpful to run the tests outlined in the assembly instructions and to also verify resistor values using my multimeter during assembly. Believe me that even though I can still read color codes on resistors the colors are not always consistent it it helps to "double-check" them before placement.

I wish my multimeter had the ability to measure capacitance and in the one instance the inductor which came with the kit I am 95% confident that I placed the correct values in their corresponding locations. As such I'd recommend purchasing the Adafruit "Extech EX330 12-function autoranging multimeter" ( http://www.adafruit.com/products/308 ) or similar so I might just be making such a purchase in the near future.

Though I can still "see" pretty well I had the forethought to purchase a magnifying visor to help me. Though I considered the Adafruit "OptiVisor - head-mounted magnifier - MV5" it lacked some features I found more useful in ones that had LED lighting and jeweler's loops. These can be found on eBay.

Without a vise to hold the PCBs during assembly made it a little awkward but I was successful. I'd consider the Adafruit "Panavise Jr. - PV-201" ( http://www.adafruit.com/products/151 ) but don't know at this time if it's large enough for the job. The Xytronix "Adjustable 30W 110V soldering iron - XY-258 110V" ( http://www.adafruit.com/products/180 ) sold by Adafruit turned out to be an excellent investment. The tip selection available elsewhere will make this a great choice for other types of assembly projects.

All in all it was a fun project and will consider the GPS and display dimming mods as updates to this clock.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by jyohe on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:04 pm

WOW Daygecko that is one very nice case you've made for your clock!!!!
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