Why I built this

A project log for Personalized Theme Clock

Theme clock with the YouTube subscriber counter, welding flash, and sound effects.

W. Jason AlticeW. Jason Altice 08/21/2021 at 13:440 Comments

This has been a really long project. Even though I finished the build a couple weeks after I purchased the components, it took me MONTHS to do the video. I also did 2 project in between this build and the final video. 

In any case, I originally built this for my friends channel because he was about to hit 2,000 subscribers. But he also ended up moving at the same time so it was also a garage warming gift.

This is a quick build, the most difficult thing was getting the DF Player to work with the serial 1 connection on the Node MCU to program it. When I would start programming, the DF Player would respond and mess up the programming. So I had to use the alternate pin for the Serial port. Oddly, I have to power the DF Player for programming to work, even though this shouldn't be he case.

Other than that, I think it came out pretty nice, especially for my first attempt at this. I think I will build a Coocoo clock next for my own.