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Pretty Accurate Digital Wall Clock

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Based on a Labs project | March 2013 | Find it here
Pretty Accurate Digital Wall Clock
The crucial component in this project is a Maxim IC type DS3231, qualified by its manufacturer as an “extremely accurate I2C real time clock (RTC) with integrated temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) and crystal.” Maxim also says that the integration of the crystal resonator enhances the long-term accuracy of the device, guaranteeing a maximum error of less than 64 seconds over a year, and over a temperature range 0 to 40 ºC (32 to 104 ºF). The device incorporates a battery input which maintains running of the device in the absence of external power.
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Combined for microcontroller board, display board
(5%, 0.25W)
R1 = 82Ohm
R2-R7,R15 = 27Ohm
R8-R14,R16,R22,R25,R28,R31,R34,R37 = 680Ohm
R17,R18,R19,R39,R40,R41 = 10kOhm
R20,R23,R26,R29,R32,R35 = 100kOhm
R21,R24,R27,R30,R33,R36 = 150Ohm
R38 = 47Ohm
R42,R44 = 100Ohm (optional, see text)
R42-R45 R43 = 1kOhm (optional, see text)
C1,C2 = 22pF ceramic
C3-C7,C10,C11 = 100nF
C8,C9 = 470µF 16V radial
D1 = LED, red, 5mm IR LED
D2 = LED, bicolor, e.g. Kingbright L-93WEGW
IC1 = LM7805CT
IC2 = TSOP31238 (Vishay Semiconductor)
IC3 = DS3231SN (Maxim Integrated Products)
IC4 = PIC16F876A-I/SP, programmed, Elektor Store # 110167-41
LD1-LD6 = SA15-11SRWA 7-segment display, CA (Kingbright)
T1-T15 = BC548
T16-T21 = BC327
BT1 = 3V Lithium button cell with holder.
K1 = 2-pin PCB screw terminal block, 0.2’’ pitch.
K2/K4, K3/K5 = 14 pin SIL connector pair (pinheader and receptacle).
S1,S2 = pushbutton, PCB mount, tactile feedback, e.g. Alps SKHHALA010.
X1 = 20MHz quartz crystal.
PCB # 110167-1 (microcontroller board).
PCB # 110167-2 (display board).

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