Nixie Tube Clock

If you've poked around the internets where electronics hobbyists collect, it is likely that you are acutely aware of our incontrovertible affinity for building timekeeping clocks.  It is similarly unlikely that you have been able to evade the plenitude of nixie tube based projects.  There is a reason for this. Nixie tubes are cool.  They have great aesthetic appeal with their difficult-to-photograph, warm o ...

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PIC Microcontroller project – 24 hour clock and thermometer displayed via 16f690 microcontroller and LCD programmed in C

I got to thinking that an interest in hi-fi can be a bit geek ( in a good way ) so I thought one of my latest geek projects might be of interest to some of you. You could build the project ‘as is’ without learning embedded C programming or you could use the project as a spring board to extra geekiness and weekend fun – I’ll leave that to you Learning embedded C can be hugely rewarding and creative. The tool ...

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Mini 7-Segment Clock V3

While I waited for the Mini 7-Segment Clock v3 PCBs to arrive, I got to work on designing an enclosure. First, I exported the PCB from EAGLE to SketchUp. I then assembled a complete 3D model with all the necessary components. With the 3D model complete, I could then design an enclosure to house the PCB and know exactly what it's going to look like before printing it. I even incorporated a little cable strai ...

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Single-Tube nixie clock | Microcontroller Project

Here is the nixie clock ! PIC16F84A microcontroller Single-digit Nixie, sequential hours, minutes and seconds display DCF-77 atomic clock, with automatic or manual time set-up high voltage power supply for Nixie with only 4 components 24 hours cycle programmable extinction time no MikroC compiler licence needed ! This project will show you how to drive a nixie tube display with a PIC16F84A simple microcontr ...

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PIC based WWVB clock

Introduction There are many DIY versions of WWVB clock designs available on the web. Commercial "atomic" clocks are inexpensive and widely available, but I wanted to try my hand at designing one to gain insight into WWVB reception and to learn a little about programming a PIC microcontroller. My version is not the simplest available, but it works well and I think it offers a few unique features. WWVB Clock ...

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DS1307 RTC Module

The module based on DS1307, The DS1307 serial real-time clock (RTC) is a low-power, full binary-coded decimal (BCD) clock/calendar plus 56 bytes of NV SRAM. Address and data are transferred serially through an I²C, bidirectional bus. The clock/calendar provides seconds, minutes, hours, day, date, month, and year information. The end of the month date is automatically adjusted for months with fewer than 31 d ...

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Digital clock ds1307 using PIC microcontroller

igital clock using ds1307 and pic16f877a microcontroller is designed in this project. Digital clock using ds1307 displays time and date on LCD. PIC16F877A microcontroller is used to design digital clock. I2C communication protocol is used to read time and date from digital clock ds1307. PIC16F877A microcontroller is interfaced with LCD to display time and date. Digital clock ds107 use I2C serial communicati ...

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PIC based WWVB clock

Introduction There are many DIY versions of WWVB clock designs available on the web. Commercial “atomic” clocks are inexpensive and widely available, but I wanted to try my hand at designing one to gain insight into WWVB reception and to learn a little about programming a PIC microcontroller. My version is not the simplest available, but it works well and I think it offers a few unique features. WWVB Clock ...

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Rubidium Atomic Clock

Introduction In the 1970s I worked for a while for the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) at a site in Winfrith, Dorset. Amongst a lot of other interesting work, I used a gamma ray density gauge that amounted to a caesium-137 source, in its castle and collimator, the target (various), a sodium iodide detector (from memory), a photomultiplier and a series of counters using dekatrons. Having spent hours takin ...

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230 VAC Timer

Classic AC 230 V Timer project can be used in all application requiring a timer of up-to 3 Minutes to operate or control any AC mains load of up-to 200 Watts.  This project is based on the Classic 555 Timer IC, triggering a TRIAC.  Input and Output is Optically Isolated. Specifications Supply input 12 VDC Mains supply input 240 VAC or 120 VAC ( Read Note for 120V/230V AC) Output: up-to 200 Watt Optically is ...

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