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TIME FOR ANOTHER CLOCK PROJECT? REALLY?

Interesting clock designs seem to be one of those projects that hobbyists love to build. Is there something mystical about a digital timepiece? Are they an artform in their own right or just fun to build?

Many designs have been presented in Nuts & Volts over the years. Have you built any of these or others, or even designed your own? This time, let’s share about the electronic clock projects we’ve built. Post photos if you got 'em.

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Old Heathkits Never Die, They Just Get Restored

OLD HEATHKITS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST GET RESTORED

I love restoring old electronic equipment. A while ago, I was excited to find a vintage Heathkit EC-1 analog computer for a reasonable price on eBay. It definitely needed a little TLC. Here’s how I brought it back to life.

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Take A CAN BUS For A Spin


TAKE A CAN BUS FOR A SPIN

Learn how to use a CAN bus with a Propeller MCU - Part 1

A Controller Area Network (CAN) bus is designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other in applications without a host computer. This three-part series will give you the knowledge you need to utilize this protocol. First up: Learn how to use a CAN bus with a Propeller MCU.

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7” BeagleBone Capes from Newhaven Display: Plug in to Possibilities.

Get your 7” BeagleBone Cape from Newhaven Display today. Paired with a BeagleBone Black board (not included), these modules make it easier than ever to develop with SBC systems like Android & Linux. They come with full 5-point capacitive multi-touch functionality on a large 7-inch TFT display.

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HELP A BROTHER OR SISTER OUT

Stop by our Tech Forum and weigh in. We know y'all got skills and opinions. This is the place to share some knowledge or get some. 

Legacy Printer Port (LPT1)

I’m doing some work with legacy computer equipment and have written Basic software to control time and temperature in a high temperature kiln. I use the COM 1 port to control temperature and the LPT1 port to cycle the kiln on/off via an SCR ...
 

Amplifying Plant Signals

I’m trying to duplicate an ESP experiment described in the book “What A Plant Knows,“ by Chamovitz. Basically, I need an amplifier and sensor to read signals from stems and roots. What frequency response does the amp need? ...

Measuring Breathing Rate

I’m building a lie detector based on heart rate, breath rate, and galvanic skin response. I have it all figured out except for breath rate ...

Neutralizing Battery Corrosion

I inherited an old, but expensive quartz watch from my grandfather and found a heavily corroded coin battery inside the watch case. I need to neutralize the corrosion without damaging the movement.

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ESP8266 NTP Clock

BUILD AN ESP8266 NTP CLOCK

Building digital clocks may not be the sexiest of DIY projects, but it’s still pretty fun. Try this version that utilizes the ESP8266 family of devices which makes incorporating the Network Time Protocol simple.

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Build A Numitron Clock

Arduino and Raspberry Pi Projects For The Evil GeniusBook Pick Of The Week
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ARDUINO AND RASPBERRY PI PROJECTS FOR THE EVIL GENIUS  

Fiendishly Clever Sensor Projects for Your Arduino and Raspberry Pi!   
 

Build your own electronic gadgets that monitor, measure, and react to the real world! All the programming and electronics essentials you need to build fun and educational sensor-based projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Learn to use touch, temperature, moisture, light, sound, and motion sensors ― even sensors that detect the presence of a human!


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