As things get busy, whether it be an upcoming product launch, a pregnancy, or even the release of your favorite game (or movie!) sometimes it’s nice to have a little countdown timer. Not an app on your phone, but a tangible, physical timer to set on your desk. Which is why SevenSeg is such a cute idea.
[Mohit] wanted to design something that was simple, but aesthetically pleasing — he’d seen free-form electronic projects before and wanted to give it a shot. What he came up with is pretty elegant! A seven segment display is connected via 1/32″ brass rods to the controller, a Particle Photon — which is kind of like a Teensy with WiFi for the internet of things. After putting a few resistors in line with the display, and a bit of frustrating bending of wire later, and SevenSeg was complete.
Since it is connected to the Internet, [Mohit] decided to give it some emotion animations too, to display between the countdowns — Isn’t he cute?
For more examples of free-formed circuity, check out this piece of LED headgear [Nick] made for a party! Or the ever classic LED matrix cube — how about an 8 by 8 by 8 matrix?
8 thoughts on “Cute Countdown Timer Reminds You Of Impending Doom”
“an upcoming product launch, a pregnancy” same thing.
a pregnancy, or even the release of your favorite game – also the same thing
“is that thing house-broken, or does it leave little batteries all over the house?”
nice build and idea. a small lipo battery could get rid of that ugly cable, though.
This inspired me to add the camera which can recognize someone’s mood and express it
Solder joints, as cold as ice
Christ. Cut him some slack considering the 1/32″ brass rod.
I spy… … …a logitech usb cable ;p
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