Discrete Logic Clock Update

It has been a long time since I posted last about my digital clock, but it’s finished, and here’s what it looks like.

It has been transformed from the schematics and breadboard to fully custom design circuit boards. The circuits boards have everything built onto them and only require a 9V+ DC power supply to operate.

It was a big jump having only made one PCB before making this one. I changed software and made 3D models of every part, which helped when designing the case. The case has a laser cut front panel and fully 3D printed enclosure. And of course, they all feature my little logo on them somewhere.

If I was to make a clock again I probably wouldn’t make another one out of pure logic. It’s a great thing to be able to and I proved it’s possible, but it increases the number of components and reduces the number of extras that can be added easily. In saying that, I think this would be a great project for anyone who wants to make something practical and that works but without having to program anything.

I thoroughly enjoyed this project, it was a good break from university work but allowed me to learn new things and improve my current skill set. Let me know what you think, or if you tried building on yourself!

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