Quick post from an old draft, mainly as documentation.

A 9600Hz oscillator circuit based on a 2.4576MHz crystal and a 74HC590 binary counter. The idea was to reproduce the set up from robotroom.com site with a bar crystal but I had some trouble making it work. The solution came from this document about crystal oscillator circuits that describes different circuits depending on the crystal frequency. Here you have the schema and a picture of the circuit:

9600Hz oscillator circuit
Prototyping it in a breadboard. The DSO Nano is out of focus but shows a 9.60kHz signal.

"9600bps clock source" was first posted on 05 August 2014 by Xose Pérez on tinkerman.cat under Learning and tagged 74hc590, crystal, documentation, oscillator, scope, uart.