Jake Rice can program his desk clock to display anything
that comes off his computer. Rice turned to the ever-popular Arduino platform
to create a multi-function clock display that presents time in Arabic numerals
(hh:mm) and in binary (hh mm ss), as well as temperature in a two-digit readout
with the degrees symbol. Since it runs off USB power through a USB to TTL
adapter, the display could be programmed to display almost any data streamed
from the host computer.
Cool project! Well done! That said, It's apparent you used "Fritzing" to create the beadboard view and the schematic view. Why isn't there a reference to it? Also, is it just me or is there no listing of your code?
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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