Sunday, April 18, 2010

Yet Another WordClock

First pass I tried to save room by soldering the power cord directly into the board. It turned out there was plenty of space on the back side of the board as seen below.

The boards are held in place with surplus proto-board. A slit has been cut in the corner of the the enclosure from the outside of the box to accept the holder. This keeps the board stable in both forward and backward directions.

Still missing the baffels, but the result is easily readable.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Laser Cut Face and Baffels

Unhappy with how the clock face turned out, Anool, redesigned them to be laser cut and the results speak for themselves!

He is testing a diffuser over "O'CLOCK", that is how the final product will look.

Monday, April 12, 2010

WordClock boards have arrived

The WordClock board from Anool arrived!
The clock consists of three boards: Main board which houses the ICs, the LED board and the face (pictures to come)

Everything seems to be working except the reset from the FTDI interface. hmmm.

Yet another blinking light, and it is a miracle every time!