Concerning the smartsocket for the 7179, I am sure I messed up.
I cannot find out how or why I made the connections between the processor
and the tube as I did.
All transistors are connected to actual segments of the tube and have the
But the connections to the processor? I don't know.
The only thing I didn't check yet is if there's a different schamatic in
And the 16F88 clock. Hasn't it been build by someone?
That seems odd, as many smartsockets have been build.
What's used to drive them? (I have 7 x B7179 an 6 x ZM1350)
Once we stop learing, we can just as well die....
The only problem with work is that it consumes a lot of spare (free) time...
>-- Oorspronkelijk bericht --
>From: "Chris" <fixitsan@...>
>Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:47:28 -0000
>Subject: Betr: [smartsockets] Re: 2 tube clock with PIC16F88
>--- In email@example.com, guus.assmann@... wrote:
>> Hello Chris,
>> Thanks for the reply and the offer.
>> Stil, there's a misunderstanding.
>> I do have an encoder, but there's no switch in it.
>> So choosing in the menu works just fine, by rotating the encoder.
>> If I stop rotating and start again, I can choose a next menu item.
>> But once I push the button, without rotating the encoder, then it
>> the "CLOCK" again. Also, just pushing the the button, does not
>> clock to display time.
>> But when I keep the button pressed, "CLOCK" stops.
>> I will check the B7179 smartsocktet again. I want to find out how I
>> to use the schematic that I've drawn. It also doesn't work
>> the ZM1350 program in the processor. ANd version 1 will not be
>> The "damage" in money is very limited. I've just made one PCB and
>> be fixed with wires.
>> But it is more a damage to my ego. I can't understand how I came to
>> such a stupid mistake. Still, the PCB is very nice as I managed to
>> single sided, 60 x 84 mm small and no wire bridges.
>> To resolve the problem with the 16F88, there's another solution.
>> If I send a programmed 16F88 to you, it can be tested.
>> This way, there's a check if I did it right. (The programmer is not
>> It's an ALL100 from HiLo. Quite professional)
>> To cover your postage back to me, I can include some extra parts.
>> We'll just have to figure out what's usefull for you
>You have nothing to gain from blaming yourself before we know what
>the problem is ! I only wish time was a bit kinder, I am working
>nightshift for a couple of weeks, but I will definately be making
>time to work on this tomorrow afternoon.
>I will be honest, I have made errors of my own before, as some other
>group members will be able to tell you, so I really must check for
>myself first that the code in the files section is working code.
>Every day is a school day !