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“Electro Mechanical” Time Switch

As already told last month I was working on a time switch with the same behaviour like an electro mechanical time switch. Well, the result is a DCF77 synced time switch on stereoids. 100 triggers and 16 independent channels that … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2015

Happy new year 2015. Hope everybody started it well. I looked it up, I am now working about 2 years on my DCF77 library. It all started with the binary clock as a benchmark at the first of December 2012. … Continue reading

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Good Karma

After last month’s rant I did not expect to much feedback. However I got very positively surprised. First my DCF77 library got a contribution to its github repository. I liked this a lot. But then something really unexpected happened. Erik … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t it be nice?

In the last months my DCF77 library gains more and more popularity. Especially outside of Germany where reception conditions are usually poor my library excels. Of course I like the positive feedback a lot. Another thing that increases are requests … Continue reading

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Blinkenlighty Water Fun

This experiment is very simple but was a whole lot of fun. In hackish MacGyver style it includes my Blinkenlighty, duct tape, two needles, wires, some scrap wood and some water balloons. In not exactly hackish Mac Gyver style it … Continue reading

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A DCF77 Module For You?

In the comments to my DCF77 library Karol Babioch asks for a DCF77 module that comes with my code included. Unfortunately I see absolutely no way to put something like this together and sell it at any reasonable price. But … Continue reading

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Soccer Championship vs. my Blog

This month I expected that my blog will see very low page hits. Actually every summer in the last two years page hits were low. And this summer there were also world soccer championships. Something that I expected to drive … Continue reading

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Automatic Tuning

As promised last month my library now got some more update that exceeds the functionality of The Clock significantly. It now supports “autotune”. That is the crystal frequency compensation will not require manual optimization anymore. The improved library will auto … Continue reading

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Working with Brett Oliver

Last month I implmeneted the first extension to my library to help Brett Oliver with his new clock. I struggled quite a bit with the decision if crystal frequency compensation will go into my library or not. After all the … Continue reading

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DCF77 Library planned for some Really Cool Clock

Last month Brett Oliver contacted me. He already constructed some really cool DCF77 synced clocks. Since Brett is located in Great Britain he faces some challenges though. The biggest challenge is that his current setup gets slightly out of sync … Continue reading

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