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Offline RJ

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What is the Lynx Aeon?
« on: August 16, 2010, »
Well it is a Interesting little toy I created for two purposes.
1 - I needed a clock for the workshop
2 - It serves as a great starter kit for users to build and learn to solder on, with all low voltage and through hole parts.

When it is complete you have a very accurate and interesting clock that will last a lifetime.

It is very basic in its operation and has two rings of leds. The outer ring displays the hours in red leds and the inner ring displays the seconds and minutes in green leds.  

It uses a tempeture compensated tiem base to give it extremely good time keeping and runs off of a wall wart.

Once programmed the backp battery on board can keep time for 10 years with no power applied. Of course the leds do not display while it is unplugged but applying power puts it back in operation without losing a second.

I should have a few beta pcbs in about 2 weeks.

RJ
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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, »
Did you make the clock so you finally will have "time" to sleep between projects?  Looks like fun to make and a useful kit.

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Ron
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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, »
OK, I gotta try this one!  Great idea!  Are you going to auction off the beta pcb's?   ;D
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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, »
Love it

What a fun little project. Shame I don't see a Dec 25th count down  :'(

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, »
I would be in for one of these.

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, »
Great!!
Another item from RJ that I can't resist. A great gift for every guys (gals) shop or garage.
I volunteer to be a beta tester. If I can put one together, anyone can.

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, »
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Love it

What a fun little project. Shame I don't see a Dec 25th count down  :'(

Cheers

Rick R.


Well geez Rick, as if many of us don't have enough pressure on to get stuff done... thereagain, the 25th would be a bit late for a shop clock count down.

In the spirit of feature creep, I'd like a lynx roar on the hour, growl on the half and maybe a meow on the quarter hour...  Where does the prop mount?  ...but alas, I'm still awaiting the Lynx Jumbotron too.  ;D

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2010, »
ummmmm

i'm certain RJ just forgot to mention the DMX port....
after all you may want to put on a light show with it...


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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2010, »
Ni RJ,

Can't wait to see it in action.  If you need a beta tester let me know  ;)

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2010, »
Cool project RJ,

Diameter?


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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2010, »
9 inches..  Made the PCB a little expensive but smaller looked cheap.

RJ
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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2010, »
I want one also. I can build this while I wait for RJ to come out with his freestanding controller next year.

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, »
Here goes another roll of solder!! Gota have it and I dont know why. Is this normal?

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
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Is this normal?

I'm not sure, but soldering wasn't this much fun in school.

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Re: What is the Lynx Aeon?
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, »
Nice