What time is it? It’s wake up time! We’ll explore the Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board’s real time clock (RTC).

The RTC, once set up, will run even if the board is turned off so long as it gets power from the attached battery. While this is a relatively simple function of the board, it has its obvious uses - scheduling, timing, or calculating intervals.

We will be making a “wake up clock” which will turn on and illuminate the room slowly, simulating a morning sunrise. Hopefully, it will make waking up on Mondays a bit easier.

Here is a video of the completed project.

This tutorial was originally published on Intel Communities here.

Step 1: Needed Components and Tools

  1. Intel® Galileo Gen 2
  2. Intel® Galileo Gen 2 power supply
  3. Arduino Protoshield
  4. LED power supply
  5. 1 High power white LED(3v 700mA)
  6. 1 1000 μF Capacitor
  7. 1 2.1 mm DC jack-to-screw terminal adaptor
  8. 1 10k potentiometer
  9. 1 1.8Ohm 2w resistor
  10. 1 LM317t voltage regulator
  11. 2 10kOhm resistor
  12. 1 2n7000 transistor
  13. 1 Coin battery holder Jumper wires
  14. Colored wire
  15. Pin header
  16. 1 8 mm magnet
  17. Stiff wire (that is attracted to magnets)
  18. Wood glue
  19. Hot glue sticks
  20. 4 mm MDF components - lasercut according to drawing
  21. Plexiglas components - lasercut according to drawing
  22. Nuts and bolts
  23. Rubberband
<p>Which Laser cut did you use to prepare the box? I guess its very epensive here in India. Can anyone suggests me few good options to get the laser cutting part done in India? </p>

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