LED Binary Clock

A LED binary clock is a clock that displays the time of day in a binary format. This clock shows each decimal digit of time as a binary value. Also, it display hours, minutes, and seconds as binary numbers.

Engineer

Alaba

Area of Interest

Designing and Creating

Business

School

Performing Arts and Technology High School

Grade

An Upcoming Senior

Reflection

My experience at Blue Stamp Engineering was amazing. Before I got here, I had no experience in Soldering and didn’t know what Soldering is but the Blue Stamp Staff and instructor taught me the right way of soldering.  Also, this program made me build more confidence and made me had confident in myself. I’m proud to say that i’m a good solderer and without Blue Stamp Staff and instructors’s help I wouldn’t have accomplish what I accomplished and wouldn’t have been good at soldering.

Final Milestone

In this milestone I added the ability for the color of the lights to change over time. Rather than simply remaining blue the entire time, I used the built in millis() function and adafruit’s wheel() function to increment through the color wheel over a period of roughly 5 seconds. This makes the clock far more interesting

Second Milestone.

For my second milestone, I made  C++ code so that my Clock will tell time in Binary format and display hours and minutes in binary numbers.  Also, I made a stand by glueing my Binary Clock on a small rectangle wood with a hot glue. Lastly, I glued two way glass mirror to the surface of my LED Binary Clock so it looks more creative and beautiful. The Challenges I faced was gluing the wood to the button of my clock because I don’t want to put too much glue and I want it to be accurate. One thing I learn was binary because I need to know it in other to be able to read my LED Binary Clock. My third milestone will be adding more LEDs to my clock and making it show rainbow and adding a  real time clock component.

First Milestone

My main project is an LED Binary Clock. To make this, I basically glued a 14 LED Strips on a Cardboard by 2-5-3-4 and connected them together by   soldering a solid wire to the end of each row of the LEDs. Then I soldered in Header Pins on a Prototyping PCB. After that, I also soldered the Yellow wire on Digital 10 on the Arduino Uno, the red wire which means power on the 5v, and the Black wire on the GND. Then I connected the Arduino Uno to my computer and open the Arduino app. Then I used the C++ coding to program my clock so it can tells time in Binary and display different colors in different ways

LED Binary CLock

Tell time, in binary!

made by Alaba

Starter Project

My Starter Project is spikenzie LEd Light Show and it’s an electronic Soldering kit.  First I install some resistors in the bottom of the PCB and then bended them. Next I soldered them and cut them with a Wire Cutter (Plier). But you have to make sure you put the resistors in the right place because I used 3 different types of resistor. Then, I also installed two capacitors, IC Socket, calibrate / wake button, 3 pin screw terminal block, DC barrel jack, IR Sensors, and Line up the white indicator stripe on the body of the 220uf capacitor. With all this equipment, I bended and soldered them all in and cut them. Then I Prepared the acrylic parts by Peeling the protective plastic and paper from the 2 stands, washers and top bezel. For the pieces of paper that remain on the black acrylic, I scratch the corner with my fingernail, and then lift it away. For the slides, I Slide a nut into each stand and place a washer over both of the screw holes on the PCB and then place the bezel over the PCB and washers. Then I Slide a screw into each screw hole in the bezel and slowly tighten each.

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