Wordclock

Wordclock Frame

The original plan was to build the wordclock frame out of wood, this using a router and a drill. However i realised for the cost of a router i could  buy enough plastic filament to print my frame. My 3D printer can only print 20x20cm so I have decided too print 16 separate modules, one for each PCB. This would help follow my modular plan and in theory let me scale the whole face if i decided too. The advantage…
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Wordclock

The LED Matrix

The LEDs I have chosen are PLCC6 packaged RGB LEDs. Each package contains 3 separate LED's bundled together with there anode and cathode exposed across 6 small metal pads. They are inexpensive at about £30 for 400 (Plenty spare ;)). I plan to use a scanning technique to drive them, where each column's cathodes are connected together and each row's anodes are tied. The 48 cathodes columns (16 LEDS*3 Colours), will be connected to 4 TLC5940N constant current sink PWM…
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Tablet Stand

I was challenged by a friend to design a stand for his Nexus 10. I used the design process as a chance to improve my OpenSCAD scripting skills. It may not be the most efficient design in terms of plastic usage, however I'm pretty happy with the result. If you want to print your own head over to http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:135072
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Wordclock

RGB Wordclock

As I have started the website half way through the development of this project, this may seem a bit disjointed! There are a lot of wordclock examples around the internet ranging from small to large clocks. I really like there style & simplicity. When the clock is off its main functionality is completely hidden, unless you know what it is. For me the catalyst that convinced me to create my own was seeing http://www.elektronika.ba/841/word-clock/. There nothing particularly different about this wordclock…
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Printing a Pen Pot

At work my pens are always going missing. I'm not sure whether it is my forgetfulness or that of my colleagues. I'm not naturally a very organised person so I thought I could kill two birds with one stone and create a pen pot with my RepRap Mendel. I had a look through Thingiverse and found most of the pen pots quite boring. Then i saw some of the cool "Vases" available. This when scaled would make a really nice…
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