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Clock/Calendar Project: Component Population

Discussion in 'BoM Blogs' started by Blackthorne TA, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

    Oct 19, 2000
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    Here are a few pictures of the PCBs (the main clock and the clock face) populated with the components prior to assembling the whole thing into an enclosure.

    Here's a picture of the main clock PCB from what is the bottom. The receptacle in the upper right is for the 5 volt power connector. The two connectors on the bottom are where the clock face will connect.

    The red wires aren't technically needed, but one was a mistake (forgot I had put a via underneath the through-hole IC until I had already soldered it in place) and the other just gave a better connection with the power receptacle.

    Here's a picture of the main clock PCB from the top side. The white connector on the top right is the programming interface. The black connector on the bottom right is a coin battery connector that just had a wire shorting the contacts while checking out how the clock was working.

    Here's picture of the main clock PCB mounted to a piece of fiberboard as it will be when complete, showing the WWVB antenna.

    Here's a picture of the back of the clock face PCB showing the wiring I did (since I didn't use a double sided copper clad PCB). The connectors on the left side are where it connects to the clock PCB.

    And finally a picture of the front of the clock face PCB. See how small those LEDs are? You can hardly make them out right? :)
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