Description: This is a great kit to learn the basics of soldering. The SparkFun ClockIt is a basic alarm clock with buzzer based on the ever popular ATMega328. If you’re just learning how to solder, this kit should take you 15-20 minutes. If you’re a weathered pro at soldering, this is a great relaxing build that should take 5-10 minutes.
We’ve made some changes to this kit so it’s easier for beginners to solder: The ATMega footprint is wider so you don’t need to bend any pins and we’ve also added some more silkscreen print to better indicate the polarity of the parts.
No programmer required. The ATmega comes with firmware installed!
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Hi, I’m a Scoutmaster for a local Scout Troop. We bought a handful of these kits to help the boys learn to solder. What a great hands-on tool for them, they all did fairly well and learned much along the way.
Thanks for offering this kit at a reasonable price.
Not to many items, not to few. Perfect for someone like me who just started soldering. Very nice. Very basic. Works right after assembled, no programming necessary.
This project was soldered together in just a few hours with the addition of a socket for the ATMega328 MCU and headers for the display. I blogged about the build at http://ampubsvc.com/?p=188
I’ve three sons that I’d never gotten to take an interest in electronics hobbies. They’ve all become adults, but we all came together for Christmas this year. Each got this and the Simon Says kit.
We had an awesome time in my basement lab, with each of my “boys” building their first electronics project from scratch, and having them work - the first time!
Great stuff SparkFun, thanks for an amazing Christmas activity with my sons!