Electronics enthusiasts or those looking to learn more about electronics may be interested in a DIY word clock which has been created using a little Arduino programming, Arduino development board and a handful of LED lights all enclosed in a custom-made wooden frame. Check out the video below to learn more about the Arduino Word clock powered by an Arduino Nano along with a RTC module.
The DIY word clock can display time by spelling it out as you expect, or can use the letters as a matrix in order to show the time in digital format. The LEDs on the word clock face can also be configured to form an “analog” clock if you prefer and the system can also reveal temperatures and humidity as well as play simple games such as Game of Life, Simon and Tetris.
In stand alone mode the clock runs off it’s built in temperature compensated real time clock with an accuracy of ±2ppm from 0°C to +40°C When running as a slave off a Master Clock time is synchronised on every 30seconds past the minute. Summer/Winter time is also automatically adjusted by one of my Pragotron Master Clocks on the BSTin (D7 Nano) pin. A manual switch can be added instead if quick summer/winter time change is required. There is an option for PIR control so the clock automatically turns off when no one is in the room. The Clock measures 500mm x 500mm weighs 12lb (5.5Kg) and is designed to be wall mounted.
Full details on how to create your very own word clock jump over to the Brett Oliver website by following the link below.