[time-nuts] Thunderbolt and USB to RS232 converters

Chuck Harris cfharris at erols.com
Sun Jul 6 14:46:46 EDT 2008

Hal Murray wrote:
>> I find it a good idea to design some (small?) h/w to command the
>> Thunderbolt without the need of a PC. 
> Why?  Is anything needed?
> What happens if you just apply power with no PC?  I'd expect it would power 
> up and self-survey and after a while, make a good clock.  I'm pretty sure 
> mine was working correctly before I got the software working.

It is designed to run just fine without operator intervention.  The only problem,
is it has no way of informing the user that it is actually working, other than
through the RS-232 port.

-Chuck Harris

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