The Second 'Word Clock' - Sun, Jul 1, 2012
After building one word clock, I had some improvements. Individually addressable LEDs, AM/PM wording, and easier settings.
This is supposed to be an improvement over word clock 1. The main improvements are:
- Individually addressable LEDs (made using a hand-wired multiplexed matrix of white LEDs)
- Thinner (since I designed and laser cut the internals of the enclosure)
- 200% increase in the number of buttons! (3 vs. 1)
How it works
TODO: This needs to be fleshed out. It’s not that complicated, but it needs diagrams.
The letters are cut from vinyl. I designed the layout as well.
The internal wood structure is made to fit in an Ikea frame.
The clock has a menu. You enter it by pushing the buttons on the back.
It can display silly animations, like matrix falling letters, and a bouncing block.
The menu also lets you set the time or show the current date (in scrolling text). If you find it hard to see, blur your eyes a bit.
It can also show you the full date (in scrolling text)