Fluroclock - the clock made from fluorescent tubes

Talk by Tom O’Connor and Hugh Wells (he/him or they/them)

Sunday from 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM in Stage B

Fluroclock is a 4 digit clock, made using fluorescent tubes. At just under a meter, they're quite a bit bigger than your average 7-segment display! We discuss how we designed and built this clock and how you can do the same. We'll also demonstrate some of the features, and explain the logic layout and interface between TTL logic and microcontrollers. We'll discuss the design challenges and choices we made when building this clock, and take you along on the journey so you can see how it evolved. We will also do a demonstration of the clock and show you some of the cool 'undocumented' features. This will also be an opportunity for you to learn about our mistakes and hopefully go away and make other, fluorescent driven projects!

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