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Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom of ca
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Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom of ca

by kandizzy on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:18 pm

Hi there,

I bought an ice tube clock kit quite a long time ago and never assembled it. Last night, inspired by Ahmed Mohamed of course, I decided to finally put it together.

Once I was done only one small line in the display lit up so I started debugging. I found this thread on the forums that mentioned a possible problem with the older Q3 part which my board has.
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=54952#p277845

I followed the suggestion to jump it to prove that the problem was there.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bplwg7zq99vw ... 6.jpg?dl=0

It was and now my clock works, wooohooo!
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0inajifhgwid ... 3.mov?dl=0

I can easily order the suggested part in the thread, however there was another problem with the alignment of the bottom of the case. When I put the screw in one side the other side is not aligned at all. Apologies for this picture as I already tried the jump- but even without that jumper cable it is still misaligned.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mbkoka3dl1kdr ... 4.jpg?dl=0

Would you have a replacement part for the bottom of the case or can you recommended another case for the clock?

Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:33 am

If you contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread we can send you a new Q3.

Not sure about the case issue. These haven't changed in quite a while, so I'm not sure why yours doesn't fit. Please post a photo showing the whole board and base.

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by kandizzy on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Hi, thanks for the quick reply!

Here's a picture that shows that the bottom plate does not match the front/back plates
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kzlxgu5roe3uu ... 1.jpg?dl=0

It was hard to get one picture at a good angle to show the misalignment of the holes on bottom so here's a short video
https://www.dropbox.com/s/trenh90ofzmzh ... 3.mov?dl=0

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:37 pm

Hmmm. I'll check with manufacturing to see if there have been any changes to this part.

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by adafruit2 on Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:01 pm

flip it around, the text should be visible when you look at the underside of the clock

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by kandizzy on Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:53 pm


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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by jarchie on Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:47 pm

From the first video in the previous post, it's not just a hole that's misaligned. A normal case bottom has the text "set time" in the upper right corner. On kandizzy's case bottom, only the text "set ti" is visible; the rest is cut off by the edge.

By my eye, the voltage regulator hole seems to be a bit off, and the surrounding text is shifted. It's as if the acrylic slipped during the laser cutting.

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:42 am

Please contact support@adafruit.com with a link to this thread for a replacement case bottom.

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Re: Ice tube clock kit | Q3 problem and ill-fitting bottom o

by kandizzy on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:34 am

thank you jarchie! thank you bill!

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