Igor Kromin |   Consultant. Coder. Blogger. Tinkerer. Gamer.

Back when I bought my DIY 4 Digita LED Clock Kit, I picked up two - one red and one in blue. Unfortunately only one case was shipped with that order. With days to spare before Father's Day, the missing case finally turned up. I put the blue version of the clock together much faster this time, but I also took a different approach to how I soldered it.

The blue version is much brighter than the red.
IMG_1312.jpg


The components were the same more or less. The blue kit had fewer left over parts after assembly however.
IMG_1307.jpg




Because I was in a hurry to put this one together, I decided to solder as many components as possible from the top side after placing them in their correct spots. This saved quite a bit of time. With the resistors and diode it was pretty much trivial, the capacitors had to be soldered from the bottom still and the transistors were done 2 pins top and the middle pin bottom.

IMG_1308.jpg IMG_1309.jpg


Some of the solder still came through on the bottom side, but that's not a big deal.
IMG_1310.jpg


The clock now sits in my dad's new office room at the parents' house. This is the last kit of this sort that I have. The custom PCBs that I've designed are on the way though! Those will be used to construct another clock-type device soon.

-i

Please leave your comments or feedback below!
comments powered by Disqus
Other posts you may like...
Hi! You can search my blog here ⤵
Or browse the recent top tags...

Recent Blog Posts

Review of Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software for Mac

A year later and GitLab still doesn't allow to show private project activity

How to remove caked on stickers from old game carts

How to pass parameters to your PHP script via the command line

jPhotoFrame new layout engine explained with examples

Atari Lynx Multi SD Card cartridge review

Jersey JAX-RS filters and interceptors execution order when throwing Exceptions

Why I'll never renew a domain with GoDaddy again

Fake AirPods - HBQ-i7 TWS wireless headset teardown

How to fix Postman error - Failed to import data: format not recognized

Recent Galleries

BMB-012 Nanoblock T-Rex Skeleton Model assembly

Tiny Arcade revision 6 kit assembly and decal application

Atari Lynx repair - Part 5 - McWill LED screen mod installation

Atari Lynx repair - Part 4 - screen cover replacement

Atari Lynx repair - Part 2 - re-capping the motherboard

Atari Lynx repair - Part 3 - broken speaker replacement

Atari Lynx repair - Part 1 - introduction and case disassembly

Building a custom Atari Lynx game box storage shelf unit in a day

Protecting old Atari Lynx game boxes with snug fit plastic sleeves

Monument Valley 2 is released and does not disappoint

Blogs and Friends

Matt Moores Blog
Georgi's FlatPress Guide
Perplexing Permutations
The Security Sleuth
Ilia Rogatchevski
Travelling Fairy

Blog Activity

Blog Activity