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6-bit Digital Clock Electronics Kit

6-bit Digital Clock Electronics Kit

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Unleash time with precision with this 6-bit 24-Hour Digital Circuit Clock Electronics STEM Kit. Engineered by electronics enthusiasts for electronics enthusiasts, this kit is a masterclass in precision, stability, and quality. Perfect for intermediate to level enthusiasts, this kit brings the pure joy of electronics right to your workbench, offering a hands-on experience that's both educational and immensely satisfying. The kit includes 12 integrated circuits (IC's) with associated sockets along with many other components; plenty of soldering practice to help you on your way to becoming an advanced electronics hobbyist!

Why choose this Digital Clock Electronics Kit?

Educational Value: Perfect for teaching electronics, for providing practical training in soldering skills, or simply as a DIY hobby project, this kit not only teaches you about digital circuits but also leaves you with a functional and precise digital clock. See the "Scientific Principles Illustrated" drop-down below for more information on the learning benefits.

Quality Assurance: Comprised from precision engineered high-quality materials. This kit is a testament to our commitment to quality and educational value. See the "Further product information" drop-down below for more information on the parts included with this kit.

Longevity and Reliability: Designed for stability and a long service life, this digital circuit clock kit is an investment in both learning and craftsmanship.

Whether you're looking to dive deeper into the world of electronics, seeking a challenging DIY project, or searching for an educational tool that offers both learning and practical utility, this 24-Hour Digital Clock Electronics Kit is the perfect choice. Experience the satisfaction of building your own digital clock, and enjoy the precision and reliability it brings to your timekeeping.

Read our blog post about starting an electronics hobby

Further product information

Key Features

Pure Digital Craftsmanship: Utilizing a sophisticated array of chips including this clock kit is a marvel of digital engineering. It's designed to offer you a deep dive into the workings of digital circuits, all without the need for programming.

Precision Timekeeping: At the heart of this kit lies a second signal generator that ensures meticulous timekeeping. Thanks to a 1Hz square wave signal, finely tuned from a high-frequency signal generator, you'll witness timekeeping with unparalleled accuracy.

Quality Components: Crafted with high-quality materials and chips, this clock kit is built to last. Its reliable performance and durability make it a standout addition to your projects or educational tools.

Clear, Red Digital Display: With its vivid red digital tube display, reading the time is effortless. The crisp clarity of the digits ensures that you can glance at the time from across the room, making it as functional as it is educational.

Component list:

  • PCB board (1)
  • 0.56 digital tube (6)
  • 470 Ω resistor (2)
  • 1 KΩ resistor (50)
  • 2.2 KΩ resistor (3)
  • 100 KΩ Resistor (1)
  • 10 MΩ resistor (1)
  • 1N4148 Diode (4)
  • Monolithic Capacitor (3)
  • 32.768 KHz crystal (1)
  • 30P Porcelain Capacitor (2)
  • 25 V 100 µF Capacitor (1)
  • KF301-2P (1)
  • Keypad (1)
  • 12D07 Toggle Switch (1)
  • 16 pin IC Block (10)
  • 14 pin IC Block (2)
  • CD4511 IC(6)
  • CD4518 IC (3)
  • CD4081 IC (1)
  • CD4060 IC (1)
  • CD4013 IC (1)

Age: 12+

Young children require adult supervision when soldering
Note: requires a soldering iron (not included). Buy one here.

Scientific principles illustrated

Building and experimenting with this 24-Hour Digital Clock Kit offers a hands-on learning experience in various scientific principles and skills. Here are some of the key scientific principles and skills that can be gained from working with this kit:

Scientific Principles

Electronic Circuit Theory: Understand how electronic components like resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuits (ICs) work together to perform specific functions, such as counting seconds, minutes, and hours. Examine the printed circuit board (PCB) to gain an understanding into how components are strategically placed to ensure devices as small as possible without interference between components or current channels. Learn about modular construction of electronic devices.

Frequency Division: Learn how a high-frequency signal can be divided down to a precise 1 Hz signal using a series of binary frequency dividers. This principle is crucial for generating accurate time signals.

Oscillation: Delve into how oscillators work, using a crystal oscillator as a stable time base, and explore the role of external components in setting the oscillation frequency.

Multiplexing and Decoding: Explore how BCD (Binary-Coded Decimal) to 7-segment decoders work to display numbers on digital displays, an essential concept for digital readouts.

Skills Development

Soldering and Circuit Assembly: Develop fine motor skills and learn the art of soldering electronic components to create functional circuits, an invaluable skill in electronics.

Problem-Solving: Enhance your ability to troubleshoot and solve problems as you work through the assembly process and ensure the clock functions correctly.

Critical Thinking: Engage in critical thinking as you follow circuit diagrams and understand how each component contributes to the clock's functionality.

Attention to Detail: Cultivate a keen eye for detail required in electronic projects, from placing components correctly to understanding the flow of current through the circuit.

Through the construction and operation of this 24-Hour Digital Clock Electronics STEM Kit, learners not only gain a tangible understanding of these principles and skills but also experience the satisfaction of building a device that interacts with the fundamental concept of time. This project serves as an excellent stepping stone into the broader world of electronics and timekeeping technology.

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Philip Jannsen
Best electronics kit yet

This is my favourite Electronics kit so far. Loads of components to solder, lot's of IC's and the finished clock works perfectly. I read the blog on this site about electronics hobbies, worth a read if you're interested in seeing where you can take an electronics hobby!

Glad you enjoyed it Philip, and thanks for reading and recommending our blog! For anyone interested in reading it, it can be found at the link below...

https://thesciencehut.com/blogs/stem-hobbies/stem-electronics-as-a-hobby

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Donald Fairbanks
Nice weekend project

There's something very therapeutic about soldering electronic components! This is a nice project which will keep you busy for a few hours. Ideal kit if you want to get a lot of practise. LED digits are super bright. Great quality product all around.

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Ronnie Corbally
My favourite kit yet

This is the third electronics kit I ordered from here and is definitely my favourite, thoroughly enjoyed making it. Huge amount of soldering practice with all the components and more than 10 integrated circuits and IC sockets, if you're looking to hone your soldering skills, this is a great kit. The finished LCD clock is very nice too, really bright and bigger than it looks in the photos.

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Geraldine Pacocha
Well packaged

Instructions are missing, includes diagram

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Kianna Dickens
Very happy

A good product, see photo