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b94cast

Dec 29, 2008, 03:32 am Last Edit: Dec 29, 2008, 03:48 am by b94cast Reason: 1
I built a 2 x 4 foot LED clock for my wife for Christmas.  I used the Seeeduino for the brain, the MAX7221 for the 7 segment driver.  

I did a video of the steps as a kind of 1month+ of building in less than 5 minutes viewing type of movie with music.  

Thought I would share the results - due to the nature of the finished product, it is hard for me to catch it very well on camera - with the flash on, you see through the frosted front, with the flash off, you miss quite a bit of detail - but at any rate - here it is :)

Video http://www.vimeo.com/2656717

some pics of it hung on the wall in my wifes study







bHogan

Very nice work and great design. I liked how you made the digits - and the background. Nice video too!
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sidgug

I LOVE what you've done and woud be very interested in seeing how your arduino code works. Any chance of sharing the code?



b94cast

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Dec 31, 2008, 02:05 am Last Edit: Dec 31, 2008, 02:07 am by b94cast Reason: 1
Thanks!  :D  
The code is really nothing special at this point (outside of the great code already available) - it is this code:
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/LedControl#NumberSeg7Control
and this code
http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Code/DateTime
munged together.  I didnt really do anything special with either piece, but I can clean up the mess and post it if you still want :)
Was in a time crunch (a few hours before christmas kind of time crunch) so I never cleaned the mess of the code up... ;)

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