Looking at your link, the display withthe Phi-2 board is different.My display which bought already has the buttons/switches on it. It is a "legitimate" board from freetronics.I shall get a piccie of the display I have and post it.In the mean time I may talk to the guys where I got it and see if something can be worked out.The "buzzer" output is simply a buzzer, not a pulsed output to make the noise - right?So I could simply unplug the wire to the buzzer and put it else where to do other things.
Liudr,I went to your site and posted a couple of things there, and they now seem to be gone.
Looking at the Phi-2 instructions, I found a couple of "faults" - luckily minor ones.I don't think here is the place to specifically mention them, can you help me with a method of pointing them out?Couple of other questions - I shall hope to buy the shield from you soon, but need more things clarified.I notice the shield has buttons on it. I bought a LCD shield as I have mentioned and it too has buttons. Kinda defeats the purpose if there are two sets of buttons.I dug up an old LCD display I bought, it is a LCM-5044, or GEB-2294V-0 S. Suffice to say is it a BIG display.Could/would it work with the adrino and your shield?
The GPS module would be nice and handy to use as a time sync. Every now and then I would/could poll it and get the time and then re-set the clock to the right time. I'll take it that this would be possible, but there is a problem with location. The clock would not be near a window or have a good sky view. So the GPS module would have to be remotely connected. Say 5 metres distance. Cat 5 cable and a small box? I would wire up another RJ45 socket and plug it in - but am looking for thoughts if this woud/could work.
There is also now (I hear) cards to play MP3 sounds from a small SC card. Could one of these also be included to play a sample when the alarm goes off?I feel there won't be enough I/O lines to do all this, but I would like to get a feel for what the unit can do before I get my hopes up too high.
Thanks very much for the reply.I only mentioned the display I have as a POSSIBlE alternative.What I was thinking of doing with the GPS is get some wires and "extend" the existing pins and put them onto an RJ45 socket.That would go onto the side of the box - eventually.Then I get some CAT 5 cable and run that to another small box with the GPS unit in it.I may probably go with your 20x4 display to keep it simple.The next project which needs a display may get to use the display I have.I am still a bit stuck with getting the alarm clock code to compile just for the sake of learning how it all works.Can't I just put all the files in one directory and compile from there?
Good news!I can compile the sketch.Now, I just have to buy the PHI-2 and display and actually start to build it.