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task #11863: Submission of Awesome-Arduino-AlarmClock

Submitted by:  Roland <alarmclockwizard>
Submitted on:  Fri 24 Feb 2012 12:28:28 AM UTC  
Should Start On: Fri 24 Feb 2012 12:00:00 AM UTCShould be Finished on: Mon 05 Mar 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category: Project ApprovalPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: CancelledPrivacy: Public
Percent Complete: 0%Assigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedEffort: 0.00

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Sun 25 Mar 2012 10:54:49 PM UTC, comment #2:

Hi mjflick,

thanks for your review.

You don`t need an build script to compile and upload the code. The AlarmClockDesk.ino serves as "startup file" for the project. You have to unzip the appended sketchbook_2.tar.gz into your home directory so that all files are placed in an directory named sketchbook. After the extraction you should be able to open the project by starting the Arduino-IDE (version 1.0 or newer) and
select "File|Sketchbook|AlarmClockDesk". This should open the project along with all included files. The project needs an Arduino Mega 2560 board to run. But you can compile the code by first select the target board via "Tools|Boards|Arduino
Mega 2560 or Mega ADK" and than compile the code with "Sketch|Verify/Compile". The Arduino-IDE will than use avr-gcc to compile the code (http://arduino.cc/en/Hacking/BuildProcess).

I don`t know how to handle your request to add copyright notices and permission-to-copy statements to the appended library files. The ADS7846 library which drives the display for example is part of the msd-shield_v020.zip library which is supplied by the hardware vendor of the used msd-shield. This library also includes DS1307, MI0283QT2, SDcard and digitalWriteFast. I think the license of these files (included in the archive) allows to add such permission statements but i`m not sure. The other libraries are structured equally. Would it help if i would not include the archive files and library code directly in the
project but only supply links to the download urls?

Regarding the "COPYING" file. I included one in the top directory of sketchbook_2.tar.gz. Was this correct or should i change it?

I hope could answered some of you questions and help you with the further review of the project.


Roland <alarmclockwizard>
Sun 25 Mar 2012 06:42:22 PM UTC, comment #1:


I'm reviewing your project and have a few questions. First, how do I compile this, is there a build script?

Also, can this be compiled with GCC?

That aside, a number of files in the project, ADS7846.cpp for example, do not contain licensing headers.

In order to release your project properly and unambiguously under the GNU GPL, please place copyright notices and permission-to-copy statements at the beginning of every copyrightable file, usually any file more than 10 lines long.

In addition, if you haven't already, please include a copy of the plain text version of the GPL, available from http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt, into a file named "COPYING".

For more information, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-howto.html.

If some of your files cannot carry such notices (e.g. binary files), then you can add a README file in the same directory containing the copyright and license notices. Check http://www.gnu.org/prep/maintain/html_node/Copyright-Notices.html for further information.

The GPL FAQ explains why these procedures must be followed. To learn why a copy of the GPL must be included with every copy of the code, for example, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhyMustIInclude.

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Michael J. Flickinger <mjflick>
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Fri 24 Feb 2012 12:28:28 AM UTC, original submission:

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Registration Details

  • Name: Awesome-Arduino-AlarmClock
  • System Name: aaalarmclock
  • Type: non-GNU software & documentation
  • License: GNU General Public License v2 or later


The propose of this project is to create full featured arduino based alarm clock. It consists of two parts. The desk unit which is the brain of the alarm clock and an wall unit which serves as an big time and alarm display. Both units are connected by an wireless zigbee connection.

The desk unit features things like multiple alarm times and alarms (radio, blinking light, buzzer, beeping sound). It is equipped with an radio controlled clock, light sensor for display dimming depending on the sleeping room brightness, snozze buttons, and various other sensors. Each day of the week can have an unique alarm time schedule which is saved on an SD card. So even an short blackout can`t stop it.

Other Software Required:

Arduino-Library-Tone + GNU GPL v3 + http://rogue-code.googlecode.com/files/Arduino-Library-Tone.zip
arduino-dcf77-clock-0.2.1 + GNU GPL v2 + http://gonium.net/md/2007/01/06/arduino-dcf77-v02-released/index.html
MsTimer2 + LGPL + http://arduino.cc/playground/Main/MsTimer2
msd-shield_v020 + specific + http://www.watterott.net/msd-shield/msd-shield_v020.zip
Si4703_Breakout + Beerware + http://srmonk.blogspot.com/2011/09/sparkfun-si4703-fm-receiver-breakout.html
digitalwritefast + GNU GPL v3 + http://code.google.com/p/digitalwritefast/

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Roland <alarmclockwizard>


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