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I want to make a digital clock but I don't know where to start? Answered

Does anybody know how I can accomplish this? Maybe schematics? Anything would help

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jeff-o (author)2009-04-01

Well, do you want it to display the time as numbers, binary, something else? Do you have any soldering skills?

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Alex102092 (author)jeff-o2009-04-04

Yes I want to see the time

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jeff-o (author)Alex1020922009-04-05

kelseymh provided you with the best place to start - a kit. I'm fairly certain it's where most of us started. I know I did. It will help you learn how to solder, and teach you how everything works first, so that you don't go nuts having to debug a circuit with no knowledge of electronics.

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Alex102092 (author)jeff-o2009-04-07

I know how to solder and I have experience with electronics

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jeff-o (author)Alex1020922009-04-08

Hmmm, well the only other thing I can suggest is to grab an old digital clock, take it apart, and take a look at the ICs used inside. Look up their datasheets online and see if you can figure out how they work together. You can also do a search for "digital clock circuit" or "digital clock schematic" and you should find a few free schematics to work with.

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Alex102092 (author)kelseymh2009-04-05

I don't want to use a kit I like to do things from scratch

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kelseymh (author)Alex1020922009-04-06

If you don't know where to start, a kit can give you that information. You can then use it as a starting point: either use it as practice before you build something from scratch, or use it as raw material for your own design. Either way, a kit gives you something that you know "should work," which can drastically reduce the amount of troubleshooting and debugging you have to do along the way.

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