DIY Word Clock - 3D Printed - (Arduino Nano, RTC DS3231 and Adafruit Neopixel)

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Time to complete: 3 hours (excluding printing time)

This 3D printable Word Clock displays the time in full sentences by lighting up the hidden words in amongst the jumble of letters.


Introduction

It also features a replaceable and customisable clock face so you can add your own design flair to your project. It can be printed and assembled over a weekend.


BOM

List of items used in this project and where to find them (the links are Amazon affiliate links and help to support my projects at no cost to you):

■ Arduino Uno: http://geni.us/ArduinoUno
■ Adafruit Neomatrix: http://geni.us/AdafruitNeomatrix
■ Coloured wires: http://amzn.to/2IDIU6D
■ DS3231 Real Time Clock: https://amzn.to/2Ox94Lh
■ Resistors: http://amzn.to/2HTmLA2
■ PLA Filament: https://amzn.to/2OxXmjA

 

■ Battery powered glue gun: http://geni.us/BoschBatteryGlueGun
■ Battery powered soldering iron: http://bit.ly/SealeySDL6


Circuit Diagram

Circuit Diagram for Word Clock


Clock Face Drawing

Technical drawing of clock face


Code

The code for this project is hosted on GitHub: https://github.com/DIY-Machines/Word-Clock/

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