They personalize a word clock with a Arduino UNO and wood

Word clock

We have been introducing you for a long time a curious word clock that also used Free Hardware for its construction. This nice watch did not show you the time by means of numbers like traditional clocks but through letters, words that indicated numbers.

Well, a user named Grahamvinyl has taken a step beyond this watch and created its own version with more home-made touches for low-tech people. This new device features a wooden clock with led lights, instead of a hard plastic cover. Also in this case the plate used is Arduino UNO, a more affordable and powerful board.Grahamvinyl used the wood of an old guitar to build this version, which makes us have a wooden word clock that can also be used as a decorative element. It has also included a small improvement to the program of this curious watch that makes it even more curious if possible. Although you remember, this watch writes the hours, minutes and seconds, but in Grahamvinyl's modification, the watch writes the hours and minutes, being the seconds represented also as numbers that are created from the letters that draw the number. Come on, an interesting modification that will make this word clock not just another modification.

Grahamvinyl has posted his project on an imgur image server where we can see how he has built this custom and word clock. Also in a Github repository We can find all the code that we can either adapt to our own modification or simply copy and deposit on a plate Arduino UNO, a plate that will make this curious word clock work. We will only need to put the led lights and it may also be that even use another material such as plastic printed by a 3D printer or metal, we are going for a customization that will make this word clock adapt to any decoration Do not you think?


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