Yearly Archives: 2016


Yet another update to V3 firmware

Firmware updates could be a chore, but it's almost impossible to have one bug free :) In this update several annoying bugs were squished and one small new feature added.  I feel like this one has fixed all the "known" issues, so I'm taking V3 out of Beta and using in from now on in all Xronos 2 clocks.  V2 is no longer supported or updated, so please upgrade to V3 if you can. Fixes: Fixed Alarm announcement not working when pressing Talk Button Fixed RF indicator and RF statistics (for RFM12b version) Fixed incorrect RF frequency shown during clock boot-up on Serial port Add-on: RF statistics logic has been updated. It now will always show last time clock received remote sensor update, but will add a date too if it's been too long since last transmission Please grab it at usual place. In related news, I'm very close at offering Remote temperature/humidity sensor (Squaremote) in the Shop.

2016-11-07T15:19:52+00:00November 7th, 2016|AlarmClockUpdates|0 Comments

Firmware V3 Fix (V3.04)

New Firmware was just posted yesterday, however few serious bugs were discovered related to RFM12b receiver and Factory Reset menu option. These are now fixed. Please get latest firmware in the usual place... And one more thing. If you do plan to use RFM12b library with Xronos Clock please replace RFM12B.h file in your library with one modified for Xronos.

2016-11-03T18:21:26+00:00November 3rd, 2016|AlarmClockUpdates|0 Comments

Update your clock firmware to V3 before DST end

If you live in US and in the state that observes Daylight Savings Time or DST, get ready to set your clocks back 1 hour this Sunday ...  or not! We've done some testing on the V3 firmware and squashed several serious bugs and added new features Fixed: Hours incorrect in 12 hour mode and AM dot not showing up Date always showing in UTC timezone New Feature: Added UTC Timezone if you leave in state or country that doesn't observe DST. Version 3.03 is out now on our github repository. Upload it to your Xronos 2 Clocks, set your Timezone and watch clock change time automatically on Sunday! Note that this version will work even if you have DS3231 time chip upgrade (there's no longer separate version for that!). Also you will need to re-adjust your time after setting Time Zone for the first time. Clock will now reboot itself after important settings was changed (like time zone or RFM). Enjoy, and let us know if you see any issues!

2016-11-03T00:02:58+00:00November 3rd, 2016|AlarmClockUpdates|0 Comments

Version 3 firmware is here (Beta)!

I've been working hard on Xronos Clock 3.0 for almost a year and while I'm not ready to release hardware just yet, I rewrote huge chunks of code making big improvements in how Xronos Clock works. Biggest one was automatic DST adjustment and support for all US (and soon world) time zones. However at some point I realized that new code can be made compatible with Xronos 2.1! So I made yet another rewrite and finally was able to make firmware that with few adjustments can be loaded onto Xronos Clock V2.1 as well as upcoming V3! Here are main improvements of new program: Supports both DS3231 and DS1307 RTCs chips DST and all US Timezones are now supported Supports both RFM12b and RFM69w Trancievers (although RFM69w can cause clock to lock up due to SPI conflic with SD library) Radio settings (such as frequency, node IDs, etc.) can now be changed in Setup menu Most definitions moved to xronos3.h file for cleaner look TH02 temperature and humidity internal sensor now supported Button logic was rewritten, holding INCR button for 2 seconds will activate accelerated incremental changes in settings of the time, alarm, etc. Beta version of this code is available at my GitHub repository.  Feel free to try it and let me know if you see any issues! There are just few things that you need to know before using it. If you plan to use Arduino IDE to upload code, you will need to use version 1.6.10 (or later). I've tested it in 1.6.5 and it doesn't compile. If you just want to upload .hex firmware, you will need AVRude 6.3 (or later). It comes with Arduino 1.6.10  You must download latest Time library (DS1307). [...]

2019-02-15T11:46:29+00:00August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Introducing Xronos Alarm “Retro”

After years in development I'm happy to announce a brand new addition to Xronos Clock family: "Xronos Alarm Retro". Taking a step back from micro-controllers, LEDs and printed circuit boards, Xronos Alarm Retro is beautiful in it's simplicity and user friendliness. Here are highlights of the new model: Stylish metal and glass finish Single but very loud alarm tone Immune to power failures and surges due to electricity free design User-friendly menu system Two knob operation for setting up all clock functions such as alarm and time. A limited number is available for sale now, hurry up and get one at our online shop today!

2019-02-15T11:46:29+00:00April 1st, 2016|AlarmClockUpdates|0 Comments