BoosterPack:IV-18 VFD Clock

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IV-18 vfd boosterpack msp430 launchpad.jpg

Description goes here.

ID The IV-18 VFD Clock BoosterPack
Forum 43oh Forum Thread
Versions v1.0, v1.1
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  • Fits the MSP430 Launchpad.
  • Awesome retro look

Board Revision History

Revision Changes
v1.0 Initial Prototype
v1.1 Corrected DS18B20 Package


Hardware Software
v1.0 Git Repository
v1.1 Git Repository

Connecting the VFD Clock BoosterPack

Step 1 - Solder the Crystal

Your Launchpad should have shipped with a 13.768kHz crystal. To provide more accurate accurate time-keeping clock, you'll need to solder it to your Launchpad. Instructions for soldering your crystal can be found here

Alternately - you may uncomment the define for NOXTAL in main.c, but time kept by the device will be less accurate.

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