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Melbourne Nylex sign

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Heywood Jablome, Sep 13, 2005.

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  1. Looks like the designers of the "new improved" Nylex sign should have
    consulted this forum as to how to wire a few LED's together.

    After a clunky start, (and dubiously blaming sattelite allignment for
    incorrect time) and only after a few months in operation, I noticed the
    other week that the E in NYLEX is no longer working. After a few hundred
    thousand dollars in updates, you'd think they'd do better than that!
  2. KLR

    KLR Guest

    Why would you run the clock only from the satellite ? having a local
    clock in case of failure would be more sensible, however common sense
    doesnt exist anymore.
  3. FruitLoop

    FruitLoop Guest

    Exactly , just have a PC synced with a time server
  4. Why would you run the clock only from the satellite ? having a local

    I bet that they do have a local clock, I reckon the satellite allignment
    thing was just a bit of an excuse.
  5. Alex Gibson

    Alex Gibson Guest

    Whats wrong with a realtime clock chip and a micro with battery backup ?
    Have an input from GPS to correct the time when available but no need for a
  6. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    A bizarre bit of make believe. Wonder if it was the clock's owners/operators
    or the commentators.

  7. FruitLoop

    FruitLoop Guest

    Fair call , just thought a PC may do other things if required like remote
    control and data aquisition
  8. Alex Gibson

    Alex Gibson Guest

    So can a micro and doesn't use nearly as much power
    or need heatsinks etc

    Have a look at using pics and avrs for wireless and ethernet.
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