[time-nuts] Heathkit clock available

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 23:03:58 EDT 2016

> But for sure a GPS module, a handful of buttons, 7 7-seg LEDs (I’d display a 10 Hz digit), a little phototransistor dimming circuit and an ATMega… $99 retail? Certainly doable.

Almost everyone one Earth already owns a GPS sync'd alarm clock.  My
iPhone does all I need, pretty decent sync to UTC, big numbers I can
read without glasses and it makes noise when I need to get up.  The
iPhone sells for way over $100.   But any cheap $99 android tablet can
function as a digital clock.   All You need is a stand.   These phones
has pretty much obsoleted alarm clocks, cameras, Dedicated GPS
receivers for car navigation, and 100 other things

Heat does have one product that will do well.  A mod board for an
older heath signal generator.  It's about $30 and an easy retrofit.
Digital clocks are just not the amazing technical wonders they once


Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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