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Desktop Binary Clock

February 24th 2016

A really cool, functional, binary clock.
Usage Suggestions
Latest build instructions here (PDF).
PICAXE source code


  • Shows hours, minutes, day and month.
  • Battery back-up
  • Second "flasher"
  • Looks great!

Powered by 3 1.5V AA batteries (battery box included) or separate 5V supply. Consumes ~250mA. (when turned on). Battery back-up is able to retain the time and date for many years.

Kit Contents

  • High quality printed circuit board, 101.2mm x 53mm (PCB)
  • 1x PICAXE 08M2+ microcontroller (datasheet)
  • 1x DS1307+ RTC IC (datasheet)
  • 3x 74HC595 shift register ICs (datasheet)
  • 3x 16 pin DIL sockets
  • 1x 14 pin DIL socket
  • 1x 8 pin DIL socket
  • 19x 330 ohm resistor
  • 7x 10k resistor
  • 4x 0.1uf capacitors
  • 2x SPST push switch
  • 1x SPST toggle switch
  • 1x screw terminal
  • 2x 22mm hex spacers
  • 2x M3 screws
  • 4x M3 washers
  • 1x 3mm LED
  • 1x battery box and lead




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