I just designed an alarm clock.
This is my attempt to simplify microcontrollers.
When starting out with microcontrollers, there are a lot of things to think about:
Which microcontroller? Which interface? Which programmer? Which compiler?
Arduino simplifies this a lot.
And I often recommend that beginners start with Arduino.
With Arduino, it’s super easy to get started.
Here’s an introduction:
But if you want to free yourself from the Arduino, what do you do?
That’s something I’m working on now.
3 years ago, I wrote a microcontroller tutorial that became very popular.
But the circuit didn’t do anything interesting…
So, I decided to create an alarm clock, by using a microcontroller in a homemade circuit.
An alarm clock is a very practical example.
You’ll get to build something you can use. And you’ll learn a ton of things.
While designing it, I have encounter lots of tiny details that might stop a beginner from going through with it. But my goal is to remove these obstacles and create a course that everyone can do.
If you want to take a look at the first version of the board, it’s available for Kicad here:
Keep On Soldering!
Oyvind @ build-electronic-circuits.com
PS! Check out all the courses currently on Ohmify, here: