Last Updated on 9 October 2003 .
This website describes my version of the Propeller Clock. The idee for the propeller clock is original from Bob Blick. An other example of such a clock and links to many more you will find at Daryl's site. But my decision to make one myself was made very fast when I saw Luberth Dijkman's and Chester's web site.
To improve the clock I used a bit more powerfull Pic CPU, the 16F628 running at 20Mc. I started my first test with the code available on the web, but soon started to re-write the compleet assembler code from scratch.
Here is a list of some new features I includes in my Propeller Clock:
The clock can display Time & DATE.
Clock is set by RC5 remote control.
Displays time in Analog or digital mode mixed with or without date (digits)
Displays 5 minute time ticks for the analog time.
Using high bright green LED @ 50mA results in a good visible clock even in daylight.
There is now a 6*7 character generator in the PIC defining 128 character. (read more in Software section)
A string, up to 128 characters long, can be stored in EEPROM and scroll over the display !
A demo mode that switched the display between Digital, Analog and Scrolling text.
What I would like to add,... if I ever find the time for it.
a s/w version that will display the address and command code from an RC5. This is usfull the test your version of remote.
The possibiliy the edit the text with remote control.
make it possible to send a custom message to the display through IR link.
mount a temperature sensor on the rotor so I can use it as an thermometer.
You would also like to have a clock like this. But you don't know how to build it yourself. Maybe you can buy one from Innovative Device.