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Linear Calendar Clock

In this project I use adressable RGB leds to make a linear clock. The clock will be connected to Google Calendar to show my appointments.

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All information can be found in the project logs!


Google Calendar Link:


Display modes:

Google Calendar display

Show the time as a rainbow 🌈

Show daylight, night and twilight

Use the display as a goal tracker


Close-up:

  • 1 × ESP8266 development board
  • 1 × 144 LEDs/m addressable RGB LED strip
  • 1 × 3D printed frame parts
  • 1 × Laser cut light guides
  • 1 × Laser cut front panel

  • Display modes

    Maakbaas01/19/2020 at 12:17 0 comments

    For the final log on the clock I will go into more detail on the software side. First I will briefly discuss the software architecture. Then I will explain the different display modes I developed so far. All code can be found on the GitHub repository for this clock.

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  • Housing and Assembly

    Maakbaas01/12/2020 at 18:50 0 comments

    Now that all the physical components are available it is time to finish the housing and assemble the full clock. First I will talk about the housing design, and the process of getting it printed. After that I will show the final product when it is all put together.

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  • Let there be light

    Maakbaas01/04/2020 at 21:18 0 comments

    In this second log I will introduce the electronics used in this project and design the frame to hold the light guides that I designed in the previous log. At the end of this article you will see a first teaser of the fully functional light system for the clock. Let's dive into it!

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  • Clock Design

    Maakbaas12/25/2019 at 15:17 0 comments

    In this first project log I will discuss the design for my clock. The idea for this clock is not to accurately track time to the second, but rather to show the progression of time throughout the day. Furthermore, the clock should be able to display additional information, such as your schedule for the day.

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Grant Giesbrecht wrote 7 days ago point

I really like the look of your project! The laser cut panel looks stellar. Now I want to build one :)

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Giulio Pons wrote 01/15/2020 at 09:35 point

Very nice job! 

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Maakbaas wrote 01/19/2020 at 13:02 point

Thanks!

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