Sunday, July 26, 2009

Buy Wise Clock kit

Updated May 14, 2011
This kit is DISCONTINUED due to the availability (and affordability) of glass domes. You can still build this project if you provide your own 4" (height ) x 3" (width) glass dome (found on ebay). To complete the WiseClock, you will need the Wiseduino kit and the LED matrix shield kit.

Wise Clock kit, ready to be assembled; requires soldering, of course.

 (US$79, free shipping in North America)

 (US$83, free shipping outside North America)

The Wise Clock kit consists of:
  • the Wiseduino kit plus
  • the LED matrix shield kit plus
  • the glass dome case.
Broken down to the components, this is what you get:
  • Wiseduino PCB;
  • ATmega328P programmed with the bootloader;
  • 28 pin socket for ATmega328P;
  • resonator 16MHz;
  • 24LC256 EEPROM, in either DIP or SOIC package (depending on the availability);
  • DS1307 real time clock, in either DIP or SOIC package (depending on the availability);
  • crystal 32,768 Hz;
  • coin battery holder;
  • 3V coin battery (CR1220 or compatible);
  • 4 x 10K resistor;
  • 4 x 100nF capacitor;
  • 40 pin female header;
  • 10 pin female header;
  • SPDT micro switch;
  • either molex 2-pin angled power connector or JST jack;
  • 6 pin male angled header;
  • Wise Clock LED matrix shield PCB;
  • 8x8 bi-color (red + green) LED matrix;
  • 2 x 74HC595 shift registers with 16 pin sockets ;
  • ULN2803A with 18 pin socket;
  • 16 x 100 ohm resistor;
  • 2 x micro push button;
  • resistor 220 ohm;
  • resistor 10K;
  • 2 x 100nF capacitor;
  • 40 pin female header;
  • 40 pin male header;
  • IR receiver;
  • battery holder for 4 AA rechargeable batteries;
  • battery connector + cable;
  • molex 2-pin female connector;
  • glass dome case.
Assembling instructions for the Wiseduino kit can be found here and for the LED matrix shield kit here.
Source code (sketch) can be downloaded here.


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