My Arduino WordClock

The initial project, and certainly the one to which many were inspired is that of Doug Jackson.

also inspired by

Step 1: The Materials

Arduino WordClock

The list of materials for the board depends on how you plan to make the electronics, if you want an Arduino standalone or an Arduino UNO or 2009, however, this is what I used.

Step 2: 1) The Materials- LED and resistor

To realize the proposed scheme are needed:
98 White LED
98 Resistor 470 ohm
Why 470?
I chose these resistors for this reason:
LED (ultrabrightness white) forward v is 3,3v and 25ma
,the clock will run to 9v and i want that the led will be drived at half current 12,5ma (no needs too much brightness), so:

(9-3,3)/0,0125= 456, correct misure is 470 ohm resistor.

Step 3: 2) The Materials -Standalone Arduino

On the web and on Instructables  you will find several examples , these are the materials I used for my own PCBs, I plan to switch directly the ATMega 328 bootloader included  with that my own Arduino UNO.

-2 ceramic capacitor 22pF
-quartz 16 mhz
-2 elettrolitic capacitor 100 nF
-5v regolator voltage 78L05
-1n4007 diode

Step 4: 3) The Materials – Integrated

3- HCF4094 shift register
4- ULN2003A Driver
ATMega 328 with bootloader

Step 5: 3) The Materials – other electronic part

-2 micro button to set hours and minutes
-a supply voltage coaxial connector
-a flat wire 26 wire with connector
-two-pole connector

Step 6: 4) The Materials – remainder

-IKEA Ribba frame
-carboard light, color you want to make passpartout
-cartonboard thicker to make LED holder

Arduino WordClock PCB

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98 White LED

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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