Picture of digg Button Kit v1.0
Adafruit Industries gave us a sneak preview of the new digg Button Kit v1.0.
It's a digg button for physical objects. Now you can compare ratings for your stuff, your friends, whatever- digg up what's cool.

We all marveled at the packaging for a while and then after some intense debate as to who gets to assemble it and post an Instructable, the honor was then bestowed upon me. So, allow me to demonstrate...

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Step 1: Gather your parts and tools.

Picture of Gather your parts and tools.
Before you start assembling it you should make sure that you have all the necessary parts and tools.

The kit should include:
1 - Atmel ATtiny2313 Microcontroller (preprogrammed)
1 - Generic ceramic bypass capacitor (0.1uF)
4 - Generic 47 ohm 1/4W 5% resistor (Yellow Violet Black Gold)
1 - Generic 6mm tact switch button
1 - Triple 7-segment LED display (Common Cathode)
1 - 20mm Coin Cell Battery Holder
1 - 20mm Coin Cell
1 - Digg Circuit board

Tools and supplies you will need include:

- a soldering iron
- solder
- clippers
mikesty8 years ago
That is damn cool. I could see this going the same was as the whole ATHF glowie thing...
mutant mikesty8 years ago
yeah.... what were they thinkin'.... bombs? Duh.... well it looked like a circuit board. What kinda bomb uses a circuit board? The timer maybe, but not the bomb. ahhhh.... the joy of mass hysteria. BTW do you read 2600: The Hacker Quarterly? They showed err from ATHF on the cover and I think it might be a reference to the whole LED mooninite terrorist panic. Heh... man that never gets old. They should make fun of that in ATHF... I would buy like 6 copy of the DVD of that season.
ReCreate mutant6 years ago
a bomb and a relief,the bomb's timer stopped! Whew
Derin ReCreate5 years ago
add a 555 circuit to the button lolz
raykholo Derin5 years ago
Your intentions are questionable here.  This circuit uses a microcontroller with an internal oscillator for time keeping.  Anything you could do with the 555 can be done by modifying the program.  
This is, assuming you know how.  Be warned, the source code is read only.  I have spent some good time with a programmer and AVR Studio and it is impossible for me to rebuild a modified code to burn onto the microcontroller.  As such, my current work is hacking the eeprom in the chip in AVR Studio, not ponyprog because I have a usb programmer.

Good luck.
ReCreate Derin5 years ago
mutant mutant8 years ago
typo... copies
mutant mutant8 years ago
LOL!.... It's so funny! Everywhere I go, I see something that reminds me of Boston's sheer stupidity. I was checking out your info here on instructables and i found a discussion about sexiest geek. Leah Culver was the first to be nominated. A quick Google search for Leah Culver displays leahculver.com, so i go there. So I read a bit. I want you to go there and read the paragraph entitled "Stuffy Noses". What next... nukes from c++... or maybe a death ray from batch files and and visual basic.
wat dat??
Dat: a digital tape recording of sound
ReCreate6 years ago
that thing in the wall looks like a bomb timer
Orum7 years ago
It looks like you could modify this pretty easy to add a reset button and a reed switch to make an easy counter...Now I just have to order one and try it myself. :)
send to me the scheme of digg button kit v1.0 on my e-mail stefan_vasilevski1@yahoo.com please I need it please and hury up
You can download it on their site if you need it.
oldcrowrich7 years ago
can i make the digg subtract one from the display?
most funny gadget I ever see :)
rickyd!7 years ago
that looks like a bomb ...beep beep BOOM!
TheLobb8 years ago
purchased my kit, cant wait for it it come. you buy these from www.adafruit.com its about 18 dollars US.
i wanna say something but i cant think what
polecat8 years ago
its like a calculator, but it can only add by 1!
obeyken8 years ago
Very cool! now what i'd *really* like to see is a Digg T-shirt with a flexible digital display made from E.L. wire and a big button on my belly.
nagutron8 years ago
I'm getting one, but what i really want is one wth a "bury" button.
weebl8 years ago
what does digg it mean and what does it do?
mutant weebl8 years ago
Have you never wondered what the digg it button above the words "rate it" did? Digg is where all the best and most digged (dugg?) articles go. It can be form any site with a digg button. It's pretty cool. It helps bring info from all over together into one place.
When you 'digg' something it means you like it (in this case you push the button) www.digg.com.
lebowski8 years ago
binnie8 years ago
i get "the like it" thing from microman but what does it really do every time you push the button the number goes up? that crazy ehehe how many pplz like the plant?
Neat! I want one! When will they be available?
Tonight! They're releasing them at the Digg party.