POSTED by:on 01/22/2012
It turned out to be an awesome build and I had lots of fun putting it together. I also chose it because it allows you to program your own clock “faces” for it. I’ve programmed a Space themed face for it that simulates the space station ground track. I’ve also programmed an autodim feature for the backlight because my preferred daylight brightness was too bright at night. The fact that I can customize it to fit my needs is an awesome thing. I wish there were more products like it.
I did encounter one problem when building the kit; the processor chip wasn’t working. However, Adafruit provides a forum on their website for support and they very promptly helped me isolate the problem and replaced the chip. The customer service is excellent.
My firmware for the SpaceChron clock face can be found at https://github.com/samckittrick/Scotts_Clocks/tree/SpaceChron
A video of the clock working is at http://youtu.be/YPtyn8xhsz4