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The Binary Clock Shield can turn your Arduino into an extremely accurate real-time clock (RTC). It includes a ton of integrated features, so it can also be used as a counter, alarm, timer, thermometer, music box, and more.
A big part of being a maker is learning new technologies that you can incorporate into your projects. The Binary Clock Shield is designed for makers, students, and even teachers. It can be specially-tailored for educational application to enable quick and easy "learning while building" projects.
Below you'll find all the information you need to configure your shield. Using the Arduino Software (IDE), you can easily start tinkering with code and electronics.
Program the Binary Clock Shield LEDs to any color!
Binary Clock Shield for Arduino schematic.
Example or Arduino code.
The product is ready for production. The lead time for production is approximately 4-6 weeks, and production will start as soon as the campaign ends and funds are transferred. Binary Clock Shield printed circuit boards will be assembled by a contract manufacturer who was involved in the prototype production. Once the boards are assembled, they will be tested to ensure they meet exacting quality standards.
All the technical challenges have already been worked out. The prototype is already validated and fully functional. Also all the Arduino code examples with major shield features are complete. A possible risk with this project is a logistical one, e.g., production & shipping delays, customs delays, etc. In any case, all backers will be regularly updated with the current status of the project.