Re: Tiny universal clock PCB

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5 years 2 months ago #7108 by Pacman223
Any updates to the original TIny clock ?

sitll waiting for it to be available, I think I would buy several for clock projects I have.

Thanks,

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #7109 by Pacman223

Icedlink wrote: I can't wait as I have 14 Z5660M, 10 GR10G, 6 GR10K, 6 GR10H and a couple of GR10J sitting for more than 2 years in boxes (since they are NOS it may be 30-40 years) waiting to be used.

But I'm worried about the GR10G / K / H and J life span as its only rated for a good 5000hr ( say 2.5hr per day it will last less than 5 years )

Even with my current clocks which is using PIR or 5.8ghz motion sensor to activate on and off I think it won't last long enough.

Anyone has experience in their life span ?
Or idea to prolong them?



sorry its been a long time, but I thought I would mention the 5,000hr rating.

I have seen a LOT (especially Russian tubes) rated at 5,000 hours. My guess is that they just don't know what to put as the rated hours.

I have seen tubes rated at 5,000 hours (Russian IN-8-2) ran for years with no effect.

I don't have any experience specifically with GR10k tubes, but I suspect they will last far longer than the 5,000 rated hours.
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5 years 2 months ago #7112 by mjsangster
I think I will release the board soon, I've had a change of jobs (my real one), and have been concentrating on releasing and refining software for my new IN-8-2 board and IN-18 direct drive board that I use in my glass clocks. (Which took a lot longer than I originally thought, I changed to QFN parts, new HV supply and a new software version).

The Microboard will use many of the items from my other clock boards, so that does help.

I'm also wondering about warranty - not sure how to go about that one, my volume will be too low to cover all the problems that may come up. (Such as user error that can kill a board, etc).

Anyway, I will decide soon if I still want to use Kickstarter or just release the board.

- Michael Sangster
Cold War Creations

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5 years 2 months ago - 5 years 2 months ago #7113 by Pacman223
That is good news. I really like the idea of a direct drive in-18 clock board!

Would you release both at the same time?

Sorry to hear about the job change, that can be very stressful, I hope that worked out for you.
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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #7241 by Ian
Replied by Ian on topic Re: Tiny universal clock PCB
You might want to have a look at this module. It measures 50mm x 60mm and runs 6 digits, with RGB back lights and LED or neon separators.



It's not SMD, but it's not much larger than an SMD equivalent one would be.

Also, it's open source. Code is here: https://github.com/isparkes/ArdunixNix6

Full disclosure: I designed it and sell it as a kit.
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3 years 10 months ago #7917 by Pacman223
Mjsangster,

Sorry to resurrect an old thread..

Did you ever finish your tiny clock?

Thanks,
Jeff

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