DCF77 Analyzer Clock :: Student Project
There is awesome and then there is 10 times awesome which is Erik de Ruiter’s DCF77 Analyzer Clock project.
WOW! – is all I can say. (Well, I could say some other things but I try to keep this site clean!)
DCF77 clocks are synchronized with an atomic clock. But Erik was not satisfied with that, he wanted to build something that didn’t currently exist. He wanted the clock to display the received pulses (time information) and also the details of the received pulses such as pulse width and pulse length etc. (Yes – I get the feeling Erik is a wonderful geeky person like the rest us!).
Erik claims to be a C++/ Arduino newbie and was one of the first students of the Arduino Course for Absolute Beginners (Even before it was an online course!).
I think what amazes me most about this project is all the stuff that Erik learned in order to build it. From coding to PCB manufacturing to getting labels printed!
Mr. Ruiter – very impressive – I wish I new half as much as you! I am glad that the Arduino Course for Absolute Beginners helped with some of your programming questions. Can’t wait to see your next project!
Make Your Own
Erik has kindly open sourced all of his design files. Below you can find his GitHub repository with all the design files and code:
Here is a schematic made in Fritzing:
Check out some more great photos and videos of the clock at Erik’s Flickr account: