Friday Night Hack 2: Real 16f628 Binary Clock on PCB
Written by walle
Transferred the Binary Led clock from breadboard onto a pcb.
Also added an extra green hour led. This way we can display hours from 0-23 using 5 leds (so yes the total possible combinations would be 32) instead of the analogue version which shows 0-12 with 4 leds.
Ow yes, the time here is 11:06 AM.
The breadboard version along with some code can be found here : binclock on breadboard
Here's a test run or rather debugging run (where every second a minute is increased, so running at 60*regular speed). This way it has a little more action :
Here is the schematic:
This costs about 5 euro in parts (including the pic16f628a or even pic16f627a works fine too).
It is different from the commercial binary clocks (and thus original):
will be shown as
Whereas on the commercial binclocks it is shown as
00001 01010 00010 00011
The commercial ones only teach you binary numbers from 0 to 9.
This one teaches you binary numbers from 0 to 59