Making a Wordclock

using Python to show the time in style

Florian flowolf Klien

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In this talk I'll walk through the process of making a wordclock yourself. I'll show what hardware and software I used to build a wordclock. The talk is aimed at anyone who is interested in a little soldering and programming with Micropython. As all components are readily available. The project is perfect for advanced beginners who want to learn how to make their own electronics projects.

Most clocks you use today are bought. Many are not even your own, but tell you the time when passing by. How many did you build yourself?
As a software engineer I opted to build an electronic clock that shows the time in a letter matrix (generally known as word clock). In this talk we will look at how this building process looked and what I used to build it.