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  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display Watch

    Security frame to avoid damage to the VFD is still missing but working under all conditions :-)

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  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display Watch

    So finally the watch is build ... in the first shot ... without a fault. Thank you again for your efforts in coding and constructing!!! Next stage is to customise the brightness. Although it looks great in the picture (because i made the pic in a darker enviroment ), the brightness is in reality not enough. I spent a few hours in looking in the code in order to increase the PWM with the value "dutyCycle", but unfortunately i didn`t find the place where the value could be set higher. Maybe you can give me a hint for this.Next thing i would like to change, and this can`t be done by me because of missing ability in coding, is disactivating the display for four seconds and activating for one second and so on. It would be a great benefit for the battery life if you have the time and …

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    So finally the watch is build ... in the first shot ... without a fault. Thank you again for your efforts in coding and constructing!!! Next stage is to customise the brightness. Although it looks great in the picture (because i made the pic in a darker enviroment ), the brightness is in reality not enough. I spent a few hours in looking in the code in order to increase the PWM with the value "dutyCycle", but unfortunately i didn`t find the place where the value could be set higher. Maybe you can give me a hint for this.Next thing i would like to change, and this can`t be done by me because of missing ability in coding, is disactivating the display for four seconds and activating for one second and so on. It would be a great benefit for the battery life if you have the time and the interest in a further developement by coding the deactivation for four seconds and activating for one second.Cheers

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  • Vacuum Fluorescent Display Watch

    Changing from "Serial.println(&local, "Date: %d.%m.%y Time: %H:%M:%S"); // print formated time" to - "Serial.println(time, "Date: %d.%m.%y Time: %H:%M:%S"); // print formated time" did the trick. The expression "&local" didn`t contain the internal time from the esp32. Using the expression "time", the same that is used for updating the vfd, was solving the problem. Now the terminal is showing the continuing time :-)

    Thank you for your instant reply. When uncommenting the Serial print line in the updateTime function i only get the time from the moment, when the esp32 connects the timeserver via NTP. Every two seconds it shows the same time like 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 and so on. There is no update in the time visible in the terminal. I expected to see the ongoing local_time like 20:15:12 ... 20:15:14 ... 20:15:16 ... 20:15:18 ... 20:15:20 ... from the esp32 in the terminal to be shure that the code is running well. For being shure that the code is doing well i checked it out on the dev board. But there`s my limitation in coding. I`m not able to find out, if the code gives really the ongoing time via the Serial to the terminal. That`s why i asked which time the term…

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    Thank you for your instant reply. When uncommenting the Serial print line in the updateTime function i only get the time from the moment, when the esp32 connects the timeserver via NTP. Every two seconds it shows the same time like 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 ... 20:15:12 and so on. There is no update in the time visible in the terminal. I expected to see the ongoing local_time like 20:15:12 ... 20:15:14 ... 20:15:16 ... 20:15:18 ... 20:15:20 ... from the esp32 in the terminal to be shure that the code is running well. For being shure that the code is doing well i checked it out on the dev board. But there`s my limitation in coding. I`m not able to find out, if the code gives really the ongoing time via the Serial to the terminal. That`s why i asked which time the terminal will show. In fact, there is no update in the time visible...Best regards

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