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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 bkrontz on Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:22 pm

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 Panavise Jr. was perfect for this project. I'm so happy with that little gadget... really a big step up from using the "Helping Hands" for everything.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by brand on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:32 pm

For what it's worth, I ordered the clear screws and nuts from McMaster-Carr on Tuesday, and they were here the next day. About $26 for 50 each (screws come in packs of 50, nuts in packs of 25; go figger), and free shipping. I have to say those guys rock.

Thanks @Daygecko.

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

by jsownz on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:33 pm

Had to get a new tube cause mine had a short in it, but I got the new piece super quick and it works perfectly now!
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by samckittrick on Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:33 pm

Here's mine. It was a really fun build and I've learned a lot programming it too.

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

by adafruit on Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:30 pm

nice work Sam! is that custom ISS firmware code yours?

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

by samckittrick on Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:32 pm

Yes it is. Thanks for posting it on your blog.

-Scott :D

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

by wd6cmu on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:17 pm

brand wrote:For what it's worth, I ordered the clear screws and nuts from McMaster-Carr on Tuesday, and they were here the next day. About $26 for 50 each (screws come in packs of 50, nuts in packs of 25; go figger), and free shipping. I have to say those guys rock.

Got mine last week. I hope Adafruit makes these standard once they run out of the black hardware. Not only does it look nicer but the Phillips head makes it much less likely your screwdriver will slip while tightening and scratch your case.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by macegr on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:17 pm

samckittrick wrote:Yes it is. Thanks for posting it on your blog.

-Scott :D


Next you need to figure out how to hack that clear globe with a mechanical pointer or a laser or something, to show the same information :)
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by drsproc on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:55 pm

Adafruit’s - Ice Clock! Nice conversation piece for the living room…
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:48 pm

I've had a naked Ice Tube sitting on the bench for the better part of a year now. I thought it was about time I made a proper case for it.

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I came across this pair hand-shaped cast-steel drawer-pulls while searching for hardware for one of my furniture projects. I thought they were just the right size to hold the Ice Tube. I grabbed some hardwood scraps from the cut-off bin and did some 'sketching' with the band-saw.

The hard maple is leftover from a chair project and walnut was salvaged from a tree that came down in my sister's yard.

I had to solder extended insulated leads to the VFD tube so I could route them behind the walnut disc to the circuit boards in the central column. The electronics are accessible via the back cover, which is held on with rare-earth magnets.

Here it is next to it's cousin: The Monopodal Monochron.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by drsproc on Fri May 04, 2012 9:02 pm

Adafruit sells a really cool "slow flashing LED" which was used for this mod - biased with a 330 Ohm resistor off the 9v - 7805 regulator's Input lead. Thin wires were carefully threaded thru the small hole beneath heatsink.

LED and thin wires are stuck on acrylic with a dab of hot glue and routed near the back corner beneath the Clock.

Lights up the whole room in a pulsing glow of colors… (add a pot to control brightness!)

Can't believe how cool it turned out... that’s how I pimped MY IceClock… :lol:
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by muksys on Fri May 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Hey all,

New to the forum & adafruit!

Built, I believe, my first non-musical build. Nice change of pace.

Here it is sitting on 2 of my toys :)
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by grumpygasbag on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:05 am

Hey muksys,

I'll bite. What *are* those intriguing boxes your Ice Tube is sitting on?

J

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

by wbp on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:17 pm

My son loves his Solder Time watch, but managed to break the case in a fall. I looked for a design file for the case but was not able to find one, so I made one using Corel Draw, and had a new case made using Ponoko. Byron decided he wanted red translucent plastic, and we put his name on it too.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by grumpygasbag on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:33 am

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The clock I made and the clock Dad made.

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