This application interfaces a dcf receiver module to a BASIC Stamp. The dcf module receives time information from the standard time transmitter in Mainflingen (Germany).
The basic stamp converts this information to rs-232. Each second it output's a complete time string at 2400 bps. A description of this application can be found in Elektuur 7/8 1996.
More information about BASIC stamps can be found at the site of:
The schematic diagram:
And here are some pictures from the prototype:
|The box with the electronics. On the left the Rs-232 and a DC input connector. In the middle are 3 small pieces of glassfibre which makes the LED's visible.|
|Here is the top cover removed. On the left the three LED's, in the middle, the DCF receiver module, on the right the Basic stamp chips.|
|A close up of the DCF ferrite antenna.|
|A close up of the pc board.|