Analog Style LED Clock Kit

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$129.00$189.00

The Analog Style LED Clock uses 180 LEDs to display the time, much like the hands of a traditional analog clock. The kit is complete with all parts, including printed circuit board (PCB), programmed microcontroller, all components, solder, and frame. Arabic and Roman Numerals are included for applying to the frame. An assembly, operation, and technical manual is included, complete with the theory of operation, schematics, and drawings.

Note: This product is a kit and requires assembly. NEW: If you choose the “Assembled PCB” option, no soldering will be required! You will still need to paint the frame, attach the numbers and install the PCB into it. (Please allow an additional week to ship for the “Assembled PCB” option.)

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NEW! All kits and parts are now RoHS compliant! The Analog Style LED Clock is available with an "Assembled PCB" option -- no soldering required! Be sure to check it out! Also check out our "Barebones" Kit created with our international customers in mind, with tremendous savings on the price as well as shipping of the kit.

Analog Style LED Clock

The Analog Style LED Clock uses 180 LEDs to display the time, much like the hands of a traditional analog clock. The clock also features an alarm. An additional LED indicates the alarm status and another LED indicates PM. Four pushbuttons allow you to set the clock and alarm. The clock uses the 50 or 60 Hz from the electric utility to keep accurate time.

The clock has a total of 182 LEDs and a buzzer … all driven by just an 18-pin microcontroller! Plus the controller monitors the 4 pushbuttons and the 50 or 60 Hz line. No other logic, I/O or driving circuits are used. How is this possible? (Hint: check out the User’s Manual – download below.)

The Kit

The kit is complete with all parts need to build the clock, except for paint. The kit includes the printed circuit board (PCB), programmed microcontroller, all components, solder, and frame. The frame has a built-in hanger so that it can be hung on a nail, screw or small hook. A printed full-color assembly, operation, and technical manual is included, complete with the theory of operation, schematics, and drawings. The manual can also be downloaded below.

Tools required to assemble the clock include a soldering iron, wire clippers, multimeter, tweezers, and a #2 Philips screwdriver. Additional tools could come in handy as well — for example, eye loupe, solder sucker, or wire strippers. See the User’s Manual (download below) for more details. NEW: Choose the “Assembled PCB” option above and get the PCB fully assembled; no soldering required!

The frame will need to be painted and numbers applied. A set of Arabic and Roman Numerals are included. Paint is not included. You can use spray paint of your choice of color. See our Photo Gallery and User’s Manual (download below) for other options and ideas.

International Information

The clock is designed to plug into a 110V outlet as is used in the United States. If you are outside the United states, you will need to obtain the appropriate adapter. As an alternative, you could use a wall transformer that is made for your country. It needs to have an output of between 9 and 12 volts AC (not DC) and should be capable of supplying at least 100mA (or 0.1A) of current. The clock will detect if it is connected to a 50Hz or 60Hz electrical system and automatically adjust accordingly.

If you intend to replace the included power supply with one of your own, you might want to check out our “Barebones” Kit, which does not include a power supply or printed manual. This option allows you to save on the price of the kit as well as the cost of the shipping. The frame is optional for “Barebones” Kit for additional savings.

NEW! This kit is nowRoHS compliant! All the parts in this kit, including the solder are RoHS compliant. If your location does not require RoHS compliance, you can use your own leaded solder if you prefer.

Downloads

User Manual 2.1b

Firmware Version 02.00.00

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 9 x 2.25 in

3 reviews for Analog Style LED Clock Kit

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I found the kit to be complete, even including a generous number of spare LEDs. Assembly and operation were easy thanks to a well written and illustrated manual. I did miss one solder joint on a LED, but a quick reference to the manual confirmed my suspicion. A quick application of solder and all was well. The final product is eye appealing and very acceptably accurate.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The kit was complete and included spare parts. Only issues with soldering with the filter capacitor for the microprocessor and a string of solder left on one of the pushbuttons which would not allow the clock to be set. Troubleshooting section helped with that.

    I am an international customer and by the time you factor in freight, taxes and currency conversion, this is NOT a cheap kit to buy.

    The end product is nice and gets conversations going at the office.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    I built two clocks, one with red for seconds, green for minutes, yellow for hours as instructed, another with green for seconds, yellow for minutes, and red for hours. You can swap the colors around any way you want.

    The two kits went together easily, about three hours of work each.
    To make assembly easier, the kit includes four long bolts that are used to make a temporary stand. Including the spare parts & temporary jigs really helps!

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