Makers and gamers looking for a new project to keep them busy this weekend may be interested in this awesome wireless retro game clock created by Thingiverse member KiwiGrinder. This fantastic remake uses the OLED World Clock box created by Ken3d to create a interesting clock that will appeal to those who grew up playing retro games and includes references to iconic games such as Pong, Pacman and Tetris.
KiwiGrinder has provided full instructions on how to create your very own over on the official Thingiverse website together with all the STL files. For the components that you will need to 3D print to create the minimalist case which houses the ESP-01 board and 0.96″ I2C OLED display.
To create the code for the clock the Real Time Clock (RTC) lines were removed and replaced with a NTP Client (Network Time Server). This means it still has all the code to change the date and time. However, no matter what you change it to, the clock will always obtain the time from the NTP server.
Once the clerk is connected to your wireless network it will be able to calculate latitude and longitude and connect to the WUnderground service. The service will then return your time-zone, taking into account daylight savings time. The software then contacts a NTP server to get the current time using the time-zone obtained previously. For full details on how to build your very own jump over to the Thingiverse website by following the link below.Filed Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Top News