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

by obipadken0bi on Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:31 pm

Success! Just completed the GPS mod. Never again will Po be late for meetings because of clock drift!

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

by colonwq on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:04 pm

Here is assembly #2 of my Icetube clock. It took a header off of the window sill a couple of months ago. The tube and screws holding the PDB to the base broke. Adafruit provided the replacement pcb end piece and header. Ebay/Russia provided the replacement tubes. All works find after the assembly. Now I just need to replace the two broken nylon screws.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by alxhou on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:30 pm

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

by mohawkpiper on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:09 am

The Ice Tube Clock my wife Pamela built, along with a heathkit i built back in the day (sorry its not adafruit, and its old).

And Fathead posing in the background.

Photo: courtesy of my wife.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by jclarke4 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:07 pm

My Ice Tube Clock build went well with no issues, great Kit and great build instructions! Thanks! Now I need to find the GPS unit to mod it.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by pgeremia on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:18 pm

My Ice Tube clock with the Ultimate GPS Breakout and loaded with the xmas-icetube firmware!!! I also added an external GPS antenna as well!!! Love it!!!!

-Pete
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My Ice Tube Clock

by jimroth on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:03 pm

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I had a lot of fun building it although I am a soldering neophyte! I even finally learned to use a multimeter.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by Parallel Pilgrim on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:55 pm

I finally finished upgrading my clock to to the xmas firmware with a 328p and a gps module.
The only module I could find at that time when I was looking was the adafruit flora gps module but it works just fine. The wires could have been trimmed to eb shorter but I think it adds character and since it fits I don't care enough to mess with it further unless needed.
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Re: Snap a picture of your ADAFRUIT clock and post it here!

by midnitesnake on Mon May 06, 2013 2:27 pm

Finished my clock.

Followed the guide, did the stage checks - got worried towards the end as the tube did not appear to light; carried on assembling the case and tried powering the clock when it got a bit darker, and it worked! Currently powered off a 9v battery, as I have not got a suitable adapter (or a USA to EU adapter) until I go to the shops :)
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