Autodidact Ambitions 11 – Super Serial

Autodidact Ambitions 11 – Super Serial

My investigations into why the clock won’t keep time await new parts, so I’m going to take a detour while I wait. In part 10, I mentioned that one of my ideas revolved around using a premade Real-Time Clock module to drive the timekeeping. Every RTC on the...
I Watched it So You Don’t Have To – Death and Other Details

I Watched it So You Don’t Have To – Death and Other Details

There’s been some requests for content, so I’m dusting off the keyboard, and putting something together for your entertainment.  There will be light spoilers, so if you really want to watch the show, jump down to the comments (like most of the people will be doing...
Autodidact Ambitions 10 – Daughterboards

Autodidact Ambitions 10 – Daughterboards

I ended out Article 9 with a tease of a redesign of the main circuit board for the clock I’ve been working on for five months now. I got that a few weeks ago and assembled a new prototype. The good news was that the buttons work just fine, and there’s no...
Autodidact Ambitions 10 – Daughterboards

Autodidact Ambitions 9 – Rectification

When I left off, I’d spent hours dissecting the bevy of errors I’d made in designing and building a digital clock. I’d bodged together fixes for several of the issued but had two problems left unsolved. These were that A: segments on the display that...
Autodidact Ambitions 8 – Autopsy of a Failure

Autodidact Ambitions 8 – Autopsy of a Failure

I’d wrapped up the 7th article in this serious on an optimistic note. I had just patted myself on the back for having drawn up a circuit board diagram like a real electrical engineering studies intern, wasn’t I so smert? The boards arrived, and I began...