November 10th, 2001
[reading Watney's transcript] Okay, he says, They don't know I'm alive? What the-- F-word, F-word in gerund form, F-word again --is wrong with you?— The Martian, 2015
Back when I was 14 in 2016, I completed my first coding project, which was an alarm clock. Although it does not amount to much when compared to my ability now, I am proud of what I was able to accomplish with so little experience.
The clock was made with an Arduino Uno, along with a compatible LCD, potentiometer, and buzzer/piezo.
A time can be set in the clock's code specifying when the alarm will go off, which it will continue to do for 15 minutes (a long time, I know, but my track record for waking up on time is not the best).
While the original build was housed in a wooden case, it had to be disassembled, so I have recreated it online via Tinkercad's circuit simulator.
I hope this old project of mine will inspire others to take up programming, as it did for me.
See below for a flow chart I made at the time depicting the code for the clock.
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