Mark Wilson
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WordClock with Two 8x8 Character Faces

A word clock with two interchangeable 8x8 face designs, an RGB LED matrix, laser cut bamboo dovetailed enclosure and mirror acrylic faces.

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WordClock with Two 8x8 Character Faces

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Nano R3
Arduino Nano R3
×1
8x8 RGB LED Matrix
Mine is a "Funduino". Aka Colorduino?
×1
Adafruit DS3231 RTC
×1
SparkFun USB Mini-B Breakout
SparkFun USB Mini-B Breakout
×1
LDR
160R-700kR (bright-dark)
×1
Mirror Acrylic
×1

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Laser cutter (generic)
Laser cutter (generic)

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Bamboo enclosure

For what it's worth, the SVG sent to Ponoko

Mirror faces and additional parts

For what it's worth, the SVG sent to Ponoko

Schematics

Schematic

Image of the comment in the PINS.h file from the sketch

Code

WordClok.zip

Arduino
For what it's worth, the word clock sketch.
*If you're using the latest Chromaduino from GitHub, change the LEDS_I2C_ADDR in LEDS.cpp to 0x70*
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Credits

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

3 projects • 19 followers
Physics background, professional software developer, likes clocks

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