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Scratch building the Ice Tube Clock
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Scratch building the Ice Tube Clock

by Hawki on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:27 pm

Hi Adafruit,
I recently ordered an Ice Tube Clock Pcb, which arrived today - Thank you. I intend to build the complete clock and already have most of the components except for the IC's.
I was going to buy the ATmega and program it myself, as I am comfortable with Pic's, Stamps and Picaxes, but after researching how to program AVR's, I am a little daunted by the relative complexity of the process, and for the need to outlay for another programmer, cables, etc.
I was going to order one of your programmers, but after downloading WinAVR, I think that the easy way out would be to buy a pre-programmed ATmega 168V.
Do you sell these on a 1 off basis, and if so, can I place an order?
Also, I am finding it hard to source the MAX6921 in PLCC-28 package - can you supply these in 1 off?
Lastly, I cannot find a reference to what transistor to use for Q3 apart from it being a PNP. Will any GP pnp suffice, ie BC328, BC558?
If you can convince me that Programming AVR's is easy, then I will order one of your programmers, as I would really like to do it myself for the experience.
Hawki
 
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Re: Scratch building the Ice Tube Clock

by adafruit on Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:45 pm

programming AVRs isnt tough, there are dozens of online tutorials
however we dont offer 'step-by-step' support or individual parts for people who decide they want to 'scratch build' kits.

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