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A big thanks to Super Make Something as this project was inspired by their Neopixel Word Clock. I created this clock as a part of my IGCSE Design & Technology course and received an A* for it. The CAD model was built on fusion beforehand a thus isn't a 100% accurate model.

The aim of this product was to be simple and minimalistic to fit into an office environment. The clock is a fun and unique way to show time in 5-minute intervals and uses RGB LEDs to spark things up. This Instructables guide will hopefully take you on a detailed step-to-step journey so you can also create your own word clock. It's quite simple :)

The document attached below might help later on with the dimensions. I also strongly recommend that you watch the video linked above as it will help to further understand the assembly behind this clock.

Step 1: Collecting the Required Materials & Electronics

Electronics:

  • 32x WS2812B RGB LEDs
  • 11x Male to Male jumper cables
  • 1x Arduino Uno
  • 2x Ring Led PTM Button
  • 1x Female to Male USB Cable
  • 1x Male to Male USB Cable
  • 1x Male USB Type A to Male USB Type B Cable
  • 1x Powerbank

Materials/Cutting List:

  • 2x 325mm x 295mm x 10mm Maple Wood (Ash Wood Work Just As Good)
  • 2x 315mm x 285mm x 10mm Maple Wood (Ash Wood Work Just As Good)
  • 1x 325mm x 315mm x 5mm MDF Wood
  • 1x 295mm x 285mm x 5mm MDF Wood
  • 1x 325 x 315 x 3mm Black Gloss/Matte Acrylic (Gloss looks better but gets fingerprints and scratches easily)

Tools:

  • Vernier Caliper
  • Triangle Square
  • Circular Saw
  • Miter Guillotine
  • Linisher With Angular Guide (Optional But Recommended)
  • 90° Corner Clamps
  • Miter Clamp (optional)
  • Bench Drill With A Bench Drill Clamp
  • Drill Bits (5mm, 10mm, 16mm)
  • Hole-Saw (48mm)
  • Laser Cutter (Should Work For Both Acrylic And Wood)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Photocopier
  • Scroll Saw
  • Disc Sander (Optional)
  • Soldering Iron & Solder
  • Multicore Wire
  • Hand Drill
  • Hot Glue Gun (Optional)
  • PVA
  • Epoxy Resin
  • Counter Sink (Optional But Recommended)
  • Screws & Screw Driver
  • Rough & Fine Sandpaper (Optional But Recommended)
  • Beeswax (Optional)
  • Laptop
KushagraK78 days ago
That's a great project to add to room decor.
Vatsal Agarwal (author)  KushagraK77 days ago
It is indeed
kovacslaa8 days ago
Like it! Congrats!
Vatsal Agarwal (author)  kovacslaa7 days ago
Thanks
Congrats bro,, i have some feeds i want to ask you abou,can you send me your email or some way else we can chat,thx
Hey Jonathan,

You can email me at vatsalagarwal21@gmail.com
zakbobdop14 days ago
A lot of work, but an amazing end product.
hi
Vatsal Agarwal (author)  zakbobdop13 days ago
Appreciate it!
seamster18 days ago
Very nicely done, congrats on the A grade!! : )
Vatsal Agarwal (author)  seamster18 days ago
Thanks