Ok, I want to build my own alarm clock but I need a lot of help!
I want to use a VFD: either http://www.adafruit.com/products/773 or http://www.ebay.com/itm/20X2-Samsung-20 ... 3a70d17595
and the Chronodot https://www.adafruit.com/products/255
However, I don't know what else I need or how to even start putting it together! The clock must have a dimmable display and a snooze function. A battery backup which will sound the alarm if the mains fails would be a great bonus.
The completed item will be housed in a custom machined aluminium case. This bit, I can do!
Any advice on what I need to buy will be greatly appreciated. Links would be awesome :-)
Thanks in advance,