Hi all, this is my first post to the forum. I am an electrical and electronoic engineering student in my final year of study.
I have proposed the idea to make an LED POV Clock for my final year project, with some extras. Along with my extras the module director has added in his own extras which is proving even more difficult.
First of I didn't know how hard this project would before til I had proposed it.
I have searched around the internet loads, but haven't found anything to my spec. Also on top of that, the AVR and electronics taught to us, isn't to this level.
Right so the specs
Analogue and Digital Display (switchable)
Power saving (switch on via motion detection)
This is the overall design I want to go for, with the micro chip and RTC around the centre to try to keep it as balanced as possible.
To get power to the PCB i will use a slip ring.
Not entirely sure on the RPM i would need, from what I can see it should be around 600-1000rpm.
The character matrix will be 10x6
Now, that image above shows 20 LEDS, can the 164p support 20 leds, each coded separately?
How do i code the RTC?
and how do i even get started with the schematic for my clock.
This is what I have so far which is NOT a lot i appreciate that.
I will be powering the clock via USB so 5v 2.1a
I will be using ultra bright LEDs so they are more efficient.