Xronos V2 is for sale, Hi-Tek Black edition, and my own store!

I came back from vacation last week, and have been busy getting V2 ready for prime-time. I got new version of enclosure parts and they work. So since I had enough parts for to make 2 clocks and people were asking I've listed them on Etsy! After those two there will be a few week delay as I prepare, and send new templates for laser cutting. I'm planning to make some modifications to the clock enclosure design, specifically eliminate external aluminum tubing which is huge pain in arse to polish (takes me an hour to make them). This will also pave way to me finally being able to offer a DIY kit! Speaking of designs, I've been tinkering with faceplate and came up with this black and white one (I call it Hi-Tek Black), which I personally think loos amazing!  Maybe I just got sick of looking faux-aluminum one on my bedside table, but I hope people will dig it. I have no way of knowing tho, unless you tell me! Let me know in the comments if you are interested in this faceplate. And here's a picture of it (this is my "prototype" clock that I wake up to every day, so it doesn't look exactly like production model). Now the last bit news of the day is that I'm working on my own Web Store. Etsy is great and all, but very limited (i.e. I can't offer add-ons, etc.). It's coming alone fine, and should be online soon!

2019-02-15T11:46:30+00:00June 26th, 2013|AlarmClockUpdates, work in progress|0 Comments

Last Xronos v1.0 left in stock and vacation

Wow what a week!  Since my clock was featured on several gadget sites, I sold out all my current stock of Xronos V1.0.  There's just enough parts left to build one last clock, until next batch arrives, so if you really want to get one next week hurry up to my Etsy store! :) Also I'm going for a vacation and will be back around 3rd week in June. Sadly I probably won't have much access to the internet, so I might not be able to answer support questions immediately. So around 3rd week in June is when I'll should get enough parts for second batch of Xronos clocks!  These will be based on V 2.0 PCB, but might not have all the functionality of V2 implemented right away (such as RF receiver). Such functionality will require a processor upgrade to ATMega1284p. However if you are handy with soldering you'll be able to upgrade new version of the clock easily (just buy and solder RFM12B transceiver and swap ATMega644p for ATMega1284p). Radio support will be provided as firmware upgrade patch.

2013-05-23T23:59:21+00:00May 23rd, 2013|AlarmClockUpdates, work in progress|0 Comments

Xronos 2.0 prototype

I’ve been working on 2.0 version of PCB for a while, and finally I was able to realize my ideas in hardware. 10 brand new PCBs arrived last weekend, after about 10 days since I placed order on iTead. That’s amazing turnaround time, considering that I chose standard shipping from China. I’m going to first describe what’s new in 2.0 version and then if you wish you can read whole story of how I build and got it working 🙂  That and there’s “in action” Video, after the break. […]

2019-02-15T11:46:30+00:00May 9th, 2013|AlarmClockUpdates, work in progress|0 Comments

Work in Progress: AutoDimming

  Almost from very beginning when I started working on Xronos clock I had in mind to implement AutoDimming functionality. Concept is simple and used in smartphones, tablets, etc.  In the dark room LEDs become dim, so it don’t bother you when you sleeping.  In sunny conditions they become bright so it’s easier to see.  Nothing new here 🙂  However it proved to be biggest challenge for me. Only about a week ago I discovered root cause of the issue and found solution. […]

2019-02-15T11:46:30+00:00April 24th, 2013|AlarmClockUpdates, work in progress|0 Comments
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