DotKlok - An Open Source Arduino Base Dot Matrix Clock - Labratsgonewild

Monday, July 29, 2013

DotKlok - An Open Source Arduino Base Dot Matrix Clock

Dot Matrices are small blocks of grouped together LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) that usually used for display purposes that a single LED would just not suffice - like? A bunch of numbers, letters, pacman figures, ect.

This project from Andrew O'malley (Im guessing he has Irish roots coz of the O) makes use of a bunch of LED matrices to artistically display time (check out his site for more pictures). Its built on the arduino platform (which makes it more attractive - friendly even for beginers) and its open source!

It features 14 user-selectable time animations, 24/12 hour modes, "random mode" can switch animations each day at midnight, 3.75" x 2.5" / 10cm x 6.5cm LED display, 5 adjustable brightness levels, dedicated DS1307based real-time clock (RTC) chip keeps date/time with backup battery, 4 button time/display interface - and I did say its built on the arduino platform right (?) then its easily reprogrammable to suite your needs. Check out the video by clicking Read More to see how it works.