Digital clock with analog second counting gauge

Digital clocks are quite common project among embedded hobbyists. You can find many variations of them in the internet. Some of them are wearable watch size, other use dot matrix LED displays. But main idea is to display time digits in binary code form. This one looks pretty interesting besides its nerdy look. Actually it uses a pretty standard digital time display format, but there is another great looking feature – it displays seconds with analog meter. So additionally with binary time counting, Arduino has also control an analog voltage meter with PWM signal that is proportional to second’s value. This small touch makes whole project really unique and cool. Continue reading

The Artistic and Retro Arduino Binary Clock

You’re highly interested on the retro or antique stuffs, and you just can’t hold back, especially when you see the gorgeous artistic things? Well, in this case, you might discover that the Arduino Binary Clock is definitely suits your need! Let’s have a closer look on the Arduino Binary Clock above. Isn’t it gives you a retro yet artistic feeling? Well, it seems to be a very hard and time costing project. Believe it or not, you’re only need to spare about 4-5 hours and you can finish the Arduino Binary Clock instantly! For the project, you’re encouraging to use the surface mount, instead of using the through hole LEDs. Furthermore, it’s a wise choice, where you can use a surface mount voltage regulator, capacitors and resistors. For your information, the surface mount components are 20 – 25 percent cheaper than the ordinary components did! Before you’re starting the project, always remember to build an Arduino onto a protoboard first. It made the process easier, especially when you want to fit into the clock case! After you’ve put all the… Continue reading