Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Student Arrested for Building a Homemade Clock

Update - Ahmed Clock Hoax!

"When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed arrived at school on Monday morning with a digital clock he’d built from scratch, he was keen to show his teachers the fruit of his labors. Instead, he was pulled out of class and arrested for attempting to build a bomb."

Or so we were told. The truth is something else entirely.


Ahmed's father is a Muslim activist and put his son up to this. Ahmed took a off the shelf AC clock, removed the case, and stuck it in this pencil case. This was done deliberately to get the school authorities to jump, so he could get fame and fortune, and desensitize America of "see something suspicious, report it" ...


For real clock projects, See:

http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-arduino-lcd-clock.html (DS1307)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Internet-Time-Client/ (NTP)
http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/2014/03/gps-on-lcd.html (GPS)

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