Guest RicoBravo

Digital Alarm Clock

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A very cool project tutorial would be if you sold a wing with six 7-segment displays and used a tutorial to show us how to create a clock that contained hours minutes seconds with a loadable alarm. Many people could actually use this as an everyday device.

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Rico Bravo

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Hello Rico,

I like the idea, I've never used a 7 segment display before but luckily there is a xilinx reference design to look at.

I took the first step by making a 7 segment Wing in my free time this weekend. I'll get the design posted in just a little while here.

Jack.

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Wow,

Looks Great!

I will purchase one for sure when the wing is available.

I am excited to try and design an alarm clock in the near future.

Thanks a million!

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Jack,

We could also use the 7 segment display to make a calculator which is a great learning project.

The FPGA would contain Add Subtract Multiple Divide functions. This was a project I did back in school ten years ago but I plan on reteaching myself how to do the ALU again.

Thanks

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Can also easily do alphanumeric displays (just chews up more pins and more current)

sparkfun sell some okay ones http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9934

Using 6 of them, 4 of the 4 seven segment displays and a few leds for a work project.

Add on board for a nexys3.

Its part of new fpga remote experiment for students as a replacement for the existing one

http://www.labshare.edu.au/catalogue/rigtypedetail/?id=9&version=1 

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