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Modded alarm clock with six processors

    Then, install the red button to its place and proceed to assembling the device, more precisely, to soldering of the processors… Besides soldering iron you need an accurate eye and small set square to get a regular construction. Put the processors on a flat surface and solder them together one by one. Start with sidewalls. At first fasten one leg from each side.
    When the box is gathered and evened with set square, solder it properly in 2-3 spots. After the sidewalls, mount the front one. This is the nastiest part of modding.., processor doesn’t fit even, the corner legs hinder (nip them off with cutting-pliers), and so on…

    I don’t how lucky you are but I tormented myself with the front wall for an hour… A piece of paper slipped between the processors helps to make a right clearance between them.

    At last, put the rear processor. Solder it through the front opening. It is easy. Finally we get such a nice cube.

    Now it’s high time to mount the electronics. Take it out, assemble the mechanism, install the LCD display, card, etc… As you can see it in the picture, all the wires must be lengthened and the button unit should be brought out into the open.

    The red button on the top makes the clock “speak”; and I soldered a small card for the other three buttons. I brought the wires out through a chink between processors in a thin equipment wire.

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    All began when one day my neighbour, he is Automatic Control Engineer, came and started to beg me to give him one diode. When I asked him why, he typed modding in a search engine. And it had a great effect on me. I was sick about it. Maybe there is nothing accidental in the world and this modding seed fell into good soil. All my life I was interested in design.

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