March 06, 2013

DIY Fantastic LED Clock with Arduino

 The type of clock you can make with an Arduino as the brains is only limited by your imagination - and a fine example has been described by Instructables user "kaustubhv". Embedded in a circular piece of artwork, there's a normal four-digit digital clock and a ring of LEDs around the circumference of the clock. Then various effects can be generated to indicate the time, seconds and so on. All the LEDs are driven via Charlieplexing to save circuitry - and all the design details are supplied so you can recreate your own. To get you started, here's the clock in action:

Fantastic! Visit the project page for more information. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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