Step 5: Make it: Power and Propeller

Connect the battery box to the breadboard and build the power stage. 

Then add the Prop, connecting Vdd and Vss on both sides of the chip.  Notice I've added 2 .1uF Ceramic caps to each power rail. 

Now add the EEPROM and 2 10k resistors, right above the Prop

Finally, add pin headers and wires to connect the headers to RST and P30 and P31. 

<p>How would I program the clock as a voice alarm? I want a specific voice notification in 3 hour intervals..</p>
Wonderful n helpful info~ <br><br>How would I make the talking clock to alarm and talk for every 2 hours? <br>Do I need a timer ? What components that I should add on ?<br><br>Really need your guide very much :D <br>Thank you =)
<p>Was there ever an answer to this question?</p>
Nice instructable!<br> <br> I was wondering if the propeller can play sounds polyphonically? I'm thinking of building a drum module, and weighing different microcontrollers.&nbsp; if the prop plays polyphonically then I'm good to go.<br> <br> Thanks!
Oh yeah, gonna build this over the weekend. Exactly what I was looking for. Have all the parts at home waiting to be soldered. My father is blind and although he has plenty of talking clocks, this one will have his own voice. <br><br>Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
&nbsp;hey please help me on this how did you connect the propeller to the usb port. What is that u have used
You can use a <a href="http://gadgetgangster.com/find-a-project/56?projectnum=172" rel="nofollow">Prop Plug</a> or a <a href="http://www.starlino.com/usbthumb_propeller_programmer.html" rel="nofollow">USBthumb</a> - something to convert USB to RS232&nbsp; <br />
i hit f7 and it said that a propell chip has found then what how can i fire up the code in to the chip?
hi, thanks for all the information. What component is the super cap and what type of diode did you use? Also what happens when you push the button before it finish the time announce ?
could you make me one. ill pay you
&nbsp;can a microsd card be used instead of sd card
Sure - that's what I&nbsp;was using.&nbsp; The newest fsrw libraries let the prop use SD, uSD, and SDHC.<br />
If you could calculate in real time how long the message would take to play (or make it a set time for each message) then you could have the *beeeep* coincide with the precise time change :D<br />
Yeah, right now I&nbsp;grab the current time, then start playing the audio, i.e.,&nbsp; <br /> <br /> If you push the button at 11:10:55, the audio will start playing immediately and announce 11:10:55, but the tone won't sound until something like 11:11:05.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Having it be correct wouldn't be hard, but it would take a bit more work.<br /> <br /> <br />
&nbsp;it&nbsp;wouldn't&nbsp;be&nbsp;exact&nbsp;seeing as there are longer sounds than others but you could just change the time by a few seconds but then i&nbsp;suppose&nbsp;the display would be off oh well. :) cool instructable!<br />
Looks sweet!&nbsp; Though&nbsp;I&nbsp;think an IR motion sensor or something more broad would improve the design.&nbsp;&nbsp;That way, you could just wave your hand in the general direction to get the time.&nbsp; Thanks for sharing.<br />
&nbsp;The best feature is the beeeep tone :)
<p>That is great! I'm going to get my Polish girlfriend to do the samples, she loves the sound of her own voice!<br /> A great idea!</p>
What is the total cost of this project that we can not live without?
Doing it on a breadboard is probably about $40 in parts.&nbsp; You'll also need a Prop plug, which is $25.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; With an LCD UI &amp; Prop Platform SD, it's $75, but you don't need a Prop Plug.&nbsp; <br /> <br /> Either way, you'll also need a microSD card, a power adapter and an old pair of headphones. <br />
in NYC&nbsp;you dialed NERVOUS for the time!<br /> <br /> :)<br /> <br /> Jonathan<br />
Nicely done! Somehow I can see some spy stuff in here that when you press at the right time the person gets a secret message :p<br />
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Ha!&nbsp; I found a recording of Jane Barbe saying, &quot;At the tone Pacific Standard Time will be Party Time!&quot;, but I wasn't sure when it should play.&nbsp; It's on Pat Fleet's site, though.<br />
I could have some fun with that.<br /> <br /> L<br />

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