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  • srdevil commented on oliverb's instructable Arduino Word Clock1 day ago
    Arduino Word Clock

    Hi Brett,Yeh instructables is messing text up, also in the comments every time. I've added everything in a picture now. In my opinion, in module 1: Cathode = Horizontal. Anode = vertical.In my photo there is a screenshots that says Cathode is vertical. Anode is horizontal. But later your images show the black and red lines, where it says:Anode = vertical = redCathode = horizontal = blackI've inserted the LEDs in module 1 now (need to solder yet) and avoided the bus bars, the wires were long enough to make it to the other LEDs without touching another LED pin.

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  • srdevil commented on oliverb's instructable Arduino Word Clock2 days ago
    Arduino Word Clock

    Hi Brett,I think I've found a small mistake on the following step:[quote]Photo 3 Close up section of Module 1 wiring.The Cathode BUS Bars run vertically and the Anode BUS Bars run horizontally on this module. The Anode & Cathode BUS Bars have an 8mm vertical separation.[/quote].However the following text:[quote]Photo 6 The Anode BUS Bars are shown below in Red and are supported off each LED Anode about 2mm off the MDF board.[/quote]When going to the red lines, the Anode bus runs vertical in module 1.This also correspondents with the schematics on Step 18 (your site).LED0-7 = negative (-)LEDA-DP = positive (+)Added a few photo's of the making of the frame, just for fun. I didn't solve the touch buttons not working yet (question from last week) but as you told probably they will work ...

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    Hi Brett,I think I've found a small mistake on the following step:[quote]Photo 3 Close up section of Module 1 wiring.The Cathode BUS Bars run vertically and the Anode BUS Bars run horizontally on this module. The Anode & Cathode BUS Bars have an 8mm vertical separation.[/quote].However the following text:[quote]Photo 6 The Anode BUS Bars are shown below in Red and are supported off each LED Anode about 2mm off the MDF board.[/quote]When going to the red lines, the Anode bus runs vertical in module 1.This also correspondents with the schematics on Step 18 (your site).LED0-7 = negative (-)LEDA-DP = positive (+)Added a few photo's of the making of the frame, just for fun. I didn't solve the touch buttons not working yet (question from last week) but as you told probably they will work in the final board and not correctly on breadboard. Tested a separate button at that works fine so that shouldn't be a problem.

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  • srdevil commented on oliverb's instructable Arduino Word Clock9 days ago
    Arduino Word Clock

    Hi Brett,I can't get a reply on your answer, but i'll post it under my question. Thanks for the swift reply.Modifications done after question above:- Added the trim resistor to the LDR- Added resistor (10K) between BST (D7) and ground- Added resistor (10K) between 30 sec sync (D5) and ground.- RTC removed resistor R5 and added CRC2032Problems left:- Touch buttons not working (I'll test a separate button on Tuesday since I don't have any time earlier). Tried software 3.8 and 4.2 but I suppose if both don't work there must be something with my wires/buttons wrong. Since there are only 3 wires this seems odd.- Boot sequence is still strange. I do hear the connect/disconnect sound of USB device on my PC often, at the moment it stops after a while and clock keeps running fine. Sometimes I do...

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    Hi Brett,I can't get a reply on your answer, but i'll post it under my question. Thanks for the swift reply.Modifications done after question above:- Added the trim resistor to the LDR- Added resistor (10K) between BST (D7) and ground- Added resistor (10K) between 30 sec sync (D5) and ground.- RTC removed resistor R5 and added CRC2032Problems left:- Touch buttons not working (I'll test a separate button on Tuesday since I don't have any time earlier). Tried software 3.8 and 4.2 but I suppose if both don't work there must be something with my wires/buttons wrong. Since there are only 3 wires this seems odd.- Boot sequence is still strange. I do hear the connect/disconnect sound of USB device on my PC often, at the moment it stops after a while and clock keeps running fine. Sometimes I do see the credits even more than once. When plugging in the cable all modules fully lit except module 1 (no led's lit at all). To be done:- I wan't to modify the software to the Dutch language.- Probably I'll have some spare leds because I don't use the sync and PIR, so I'll try to add a birthday message on the correct date.

    Hi Brett,I was planning on building the Word clock also. Just finished another one (building kit) but this one a bit larger and looks even better! The front will be made by lasercutting and black matt powder coating.I've read some comments below from cfb70 and was happy that he found a small error on the LED Matrix pin layout. I've downloaded the new manual and soldered everything without a hassle.This morning I builded the prototype but I've stumbled over a few small problems.1. The touch buttons doesn't seem to work at all. I haven't used these kind of buttons before so i'll test them later separate to see what I'm doing wrong or if the pcb is working at all.2. If I plug in the Arduino, the startup is different every time. Sometimes I do see the 'credits' but this is skipped also some...

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    Hi Brett,I was planning on building the Word clock also. Just finished another one (building kit) but this one a bit larger and looks even better! The front will be made by lasercutting and black matt powder coating.I've read some comments below from cfb70 and was happy that he found a small error on the LED Matrix pin layout. I've downloaded the new manual and soldered everything without a hassle.This morning I builded the prototype but I've stumbled over a few small problems.1. The touch buttons doesn't seem to work at all. I haven't used these kind of buttons before so i'll test them later separate to see what I'm doing wrong or if the pcb is working at all.2. If I plug in the Arduino, the startup is different every time. Sometimes I do see the 'credits' but this is skipped also sometimes. With startup, all panels light up except module 1.Also time flips sometimes between One and Two oclock in the morning but it doesn't go any further. Also sometimes another time appears, but at least it doesn't count normally.Do I need to set the time in advance before building the rig? Also sometimes it says PIR OFF, but also sometimes this isn't shown.Not connected parts at the moment:Trim Resistor: I've read from cfb70's post what legs need to be used so that won't be any problem.PIR: Design is all for these kind of clocks, paying a bit extra for electricity is not a problem. Also it will dim at night so that's cool.BST: Summer winter time button will be installed laterIn the attachment 2 photo's of the prototype I've build and 2 youtube links of the prototype board startup.Have you seen this behavior before maybe? Or some kind of hint?

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