Melbourne Nylex sign


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!
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Reply to
Heywood Jablome
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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.
Reply to
KLR
Exactly , just have a PC synced with a time server
Reply to
FruitLoop
I bet that they do have a local clock, I reckon the satellite allignment thing was just a bit of an excuse.
Reply to
Heywood Jablome
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 pc.
Reply to
Alex Gibson
A bizarre bit of make believe. Wonder if it was the clock's owners/operators or the commentators.
Ken
Reply to
Ken Taylor
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Fair call , just thought a PC may do other things if required like remote control and data aquisition
Reply to
FruitLoop
So can a micro and doesn't use nearly as much power or need heatsinks etc
Have a look at
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using pics and avrs for wireless and ethernet.
Reply to
Alex Gibson

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