[David Hopkins] has finally finished off his Star Gate LED clock over on Hackaday.io and it looks fantastic.
We originally featured his progress with the project in Hacklet 18 – Tick Tock, it’s Time for Clocks, and we’re happy to say it’s finally complete. The clock features 60 WS2812 LEDs to simulate the Star Gate’s chevrons — and to tell the time. Under the hood is an RTC, an Arduino Nano, an LDR and even an hourly ‘chime’. Did we mention it also automatically dims at night?
What we’re almost more impressed with is the build quality, which [David] doesn’t actually mention how he did it — regardless, it looks great! Stick around after the break to see a video of it in action, so you can really appreciate the clock’s capabilities.
We still think the Bacon Alarm Clock is one of our favorite ways of waking up though. Although if you’re in a hurry diffusing a bomb clock might be more effective…
8 thoughts on “Star Gate LED Clock Has Plenty Of Pizazz”
Nice build but really really really needs the toilet flushing animation.
It is a very nice build (some nice detail – not just in the paint job but the contact and removal ring is very neat).
While it lacks the toilet flushing visuals in the middle of the ring, I was impressed with how effective the lighting is with recreating the same light ‘fall’ (as if the visual was there)
so he dials destiny ever hour? that must take a lot of naquadah!
Shame about the video, people need to watch this more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
Yeah, the vid is a bit naff, still learning.
Trying to do 3D effects on 1D display is rather tricky but I think I managed a good approximation.
cool. Add audio file playback!!
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