Re: B-7971 Clock
- --- In email@example.com, "Charles Keiser" <ckeiser10@...>
> I am a new member of the Smart Sockets group. I joined after waiting
> two years for my Geek Clock Kit. It seems like these kits will never
> materialize. I am not a pic programmer and am used to working with
> discrete parts. Has anyone created a four or six tube clock with
> these smart sockets? Would you be willing to share your code?
> I have 18 B-7971 tubes and don't want to use them with a regular clock
> board and about 100 diodes to get them to light.
> Chuck Keiser
I don't have a clock design for four or six tubes. All I have made so
far is the two tube clock in the files section, which works quite well.
There are a few interesting completed projects in existence which use
smartsockets already, but as far as I know nobody has specifically made
simply a clock
I appreciate you don't program, but I bet you can design. How about you
mention some of the features you might like a four tube or six tube
clock to have and we take it from there ?
You would like an occasional time display, granted, fair enough, I
have 8 tubes waiting for a permanent home too and a clock would be a
nice thing to have, but what else might you want it do ? Pretty much
anything is possible because the degrees of difficulty in making
ananimated display has already been dealt with.
I was thinking the other day ab0otu somethign to do with putting words
on a USB memory stick, and then I thought about a remote weather
station transmitter which is in my back garden transmitting the
temrpature on 434MHz, display the output from that might not be so hard
But what I would really love to do, is have some way to connect it to
my internet broadband connection. USB wireless network cards are cheap
and easy to use. I could send a message via sms to my wife at home that
I will be five minutes late and if she see's the clock on the
mantleepiece dispalying the message she'll know to keep my steak in
the fridge for a little bit longer !
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, guus.assmann@... wrote:
> Hello Chris,
> Just now I realise that I forgot to inform you.
> During my holliday, I had some more time and finally managed to get
> correct. So now, the smartsocket with the B7179 on my PCB also worksfine.
> I'll make some more, to get all 7 tubes working.Guus, Thanks for the update.
I haven't been getting the time to do what I need to do either !