This "manual" is for Wise Clock 2, the one based on Duino644. It has extended functionality over Wise Clock ("glass domed"), since it is based on a more powerful processor and "platform" (featuring SD card, speaker, more buttons etc).
It will be long until this post becomes a proper manual, and hopefully I will find the time to update it regularly, as the features evolve, get refined (or dropped :) etc.
I should start by stating that the main feature of the Wise Clock 2 is to display the time, along with a user-defined scrolling text. The text is usually quotations (wisdom by famous people, funny punches, philosophic one-liners, sayings, maxims etc) gathered in the file named quotes.txt on the SD card. This file can be edited by anyone, on a PC.
Another feature that makes Wise Clock 2 original is the display: relatively large LED matrix, with a 16x24 resolution, readable from a considerable distance. Scrolling, at user-defined variable speed, enables even long text messages to be displayed in an effective manner and read easily.
Although some of the features may not be implemented yet, I think it is good to have them enumerated as requirements, so they are not forgotten :)
User command are issued through either the on-board buttons or through the Sony TV remote control (using Sony-standard infrared signals).
1. Remote control
- Power On/Off
2. Menu button
- access the menu list at any time;
3. Set button
- select a menu item from the menu list;
- increase scrolling speed at any time;
- set time for alarm, when in the right menu item;
- set alarm on/off, when in the right menu item;
4. + button
- increase display brightness at any time;
- browse through the menu items;
- increase speaker volume when in the right menu item;
Time can also (besides the buttons) be set using the SD card time.txt file, featured presented here.
There is a default scrolling speed and a default display brightness.
Other configuration parameters can be set through a configuration file on the SD card.