Project Updates

2020-08-12 : MK3B Ready for Public

I hesitated quite some time to place a new order with PCBway. The design was ready in May but component cost have gone way up since last November. Some parts cost more than double. But when my friend told me some of his friends are also interested in DigitalRooster it was time to go ahead fast. PCBway was quick, I only ordered 8 assemblies. Which in hindsight might have been an error, it looks they hand-soldered again instead of using a pick-and-place. DigitalRooster is ready for adventurous makers to use it and abuse it!
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2020-04-29 : DigitalRooster-Mk3A: Check Your Silkscreen!

Finally I received the assembly for the revised layout of my Audio PCB. Covid-19 has affected lead times but PCBway was quicker than estimated. Unfortunately not everything was working and it is not pcbway’s fault. I learned you should not blindly trust the CAD data you get, even from ultralibrarian.
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2020-04-13 : REST API

Not all of us enjoy adding their favorite radio station to the list using vi over a serial line. Especially since this is error prone. DigitalRoosterGui now provides a simple REST API to add, list and delete Alarms, Podcasts and Internet Radio stations. The API is specified according to the openapi spec 3.0. This means you can create client code automatically form the specification. Now some adapt and motivate Front-End developer should take over and implement a nice web-gui!
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