The build for a geeky clock is on! AndyO fashioned a digitally programmable clock – not just any ordinary clock this one comes with loads of geeky functions, some of which are overly geeky they are not really necessary – but in a nice way!
This clock has two arms, rotary dial? Nah! That’s not geeky enough. AndyO have dials similar to an analog meter one dial for the hours while the other for the minutes. It has LED indicators and front panel lighting, also has buttons and guess what – this clock has a USB port! Settings are loaded to the clock using USB interface. The clock’s dials are actuated using servo motors with a gearbox. The brain? A clock with a brain? Yeah this one has a PIC18F2550. AndyO used the PIC18F2550 since it has enough I/O ports and it has USB compatibility! Swordfish USBHID was used for the USB communications while digital signal pulses are used to control the servo motor actuator.