Bob Alexander wrote in with his elegant USB clock/web data display: [via]
When I built my Homemade Digital Clock, I shamelessly overdesigned it. It had an eight character alphanumeric display (plus two discrete LEDs for a colon), four more discrete LEDs for indicators, two printed circuit boards, and two microcontrollers (three, if you count the GPS it uses as its time source), one of which was running at 20MHz. That’s more processing power than the Apollo spacecraft had on board! All for a stupid clock!
LED Display Shows Time and RSS Feeds - [Link]
This digital clock displays the time in binary format. Binary clock s have become very popular recently, many hobbyists create their own version of it and they are even available commercially. To decode the time you need to be familiar with the binary number system and have to decode it pretty fast, before the time changes :-).
It is based on the popular PIC 16F628A microcontroller, row / column addressing was done to allow the microcontroller to control all of the LEDs.
Binary Clock inside Power Supply Brick – [Link]
Frank documented his music playing alarm clock build. [via]
This Instructable has 18 steps (with demo examples for each building block) and 5 appendices, with about 90 files and pictures, including logic analyzer files/screencaps, expected terminal output, USB device dumps. I sincerely hope you explore all my efforts. I covered everything from SD cards, FAT file system, USB mass storage, IR remote control, LCDs, RTCs, and decoding MP3s. It’s built using a Teensy++ and encased into a SparkFun shipping box.
Musical alarm clock in a SparkFun box – [Link]
Andrew O’Malley’s writes:
DOTKLOK is an open-source, hackable, Arduino-based digital clock that displays a series of unique time-telling animations. The passing of time is depicted with numbers and abstract/geometric patterns such as Morse code and minimal analog clock faces, and includes animations inspired by classic video games such as Pong, Tetris, Pacman, and Space Invaders.
Arduino-Based Digital Clock – [Link]
Named ‘El Relojito’ (relojo = watch in spanish), this seemingly simple design is a great project for anyone ready to move past the rank of ‘amateur’. 60 LEDs surround the 7-segment leds telling you the time. A PIC micro controls all the action. The write-up is in spanish, but the schematic/pictures should be enough to guide you. [via]
Simple LED Clock PCB Design - [Link]
This is a digital clock project based on an ATtiny26 microcontroller, displaying time on four seven segment LEDs. The seven segment LEDs glow bright white and are multiplexed through PORTB pins, whereas the segments are driven by PORTA pins. The time is normally shown in hh.mm format but it can be switched to display mm.ss too. The time setting can be done with two push button switches. [via]
AVR digital clock with white seven segment LED display – [Link]
This is an Arduino powered 24-hour digital clock that uses the RTC chip DS1307 for timekeeping. DS1307 has a small battery backup so that it keeps the correct time even the rest of the circuit is not powered. The time is displayed on 5×7 LED dot matrix. [via]
Arduino: 24 hours digital clock – [Link]
Simon Inns created a secure USB time stamp device: [via]
This project implements a USB device which provides a real-time clock for the purpose of time-stamping events in an non-networked embedded computer environment. For embedded applications where a periodic time-stamp is required (such as entry-system logs, configuration audit logs, etc.) it is necessary to have a fairly accurate real-time clock (better than that typically provided by a PC’s motherboard) to generate time-stamps in logging and audit trails. Furthermore, it is preferable to have a method of confirming that the log/audit files have not been tampered with in anyway. The secure USB time-stamp device solves many of these issues in a very small form factor using minimal components .
Secure usb time stamp – [Link]