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A project log for IOT Mechanical Clock with Bluetooth App

Big clock from the 90's overhauled to obey an ESP32 instead of its old motherboard. Lots of possibilities for display. Very clicky.

Keenan ReberaKeenan Rebera 12/21/2020 at 20:070 Comments

After reading the works of Andrew over at Radagast.ca I had it in my head that I would repurpose the 5v drivers that originally came with the motherboard. I took a blowtorch to the poor thing and wired up a test circuit. Unfortunately, it didn't;t work very reliably, and I believe I may have melted most of them. Additionally, a 5v system wasn't a very attractive option to me anyways, so I decided to go about designing my own board for the thing.

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