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Art Deco Clock and Weather Display

Like Deco? You’ll love this project. Clock, weather, or both on rotation! Easy project, but I'll also show some advanced finishing options.

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Things used in this project

Hardware components

Adafruit Raspbery Pi Zero WH - Headers Soldered
No solder - just mount on piTFT display
Adafruit piTFT Plus 3.5 inch Display Product 2441
Screw into case with M2.5/3mm steel screws
M2.5 steel screws, 3mm
4 needed to mount piTFT to case
Left Angle Micro USB to USB-A Connector
Due to limited space in the case, you'll have to use some kind of right/left angle micro USB connector to be able to route power cable. These can be found as separate add-ons or already attached to power supplies.

Software apps and online services

Raspbian Stretch - Debian 9
pi3d - 3D python graphics library
Powers the clock and weather displays
Art Deco Clock github repo
Install software to get it running

Hand tools and fabrication machines

3D Printer (generic)
3D Printer (generic)
Mine: Monoprice Mini Select V2
I used Loctite Super Glue Gel Control. As an alternative, you may be able to use Loctite FunTak blue mounting putty. Seems to hold light pieces very well.
Chrome Vinyl Car Wrap
OPTIONAL! For the adventurous - application is difficult on small parts.
Gold Vinyl Car Wrap
OPTIONAL! For the adventurous - application is difficult on small parts.


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Custom parts and enclosures

Art Deco Clock Case

Case for components

Art Deco Clock - Front Bezel

Bezel for display

Art Deco Clock - Side Rods

Rod decoration, two required




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