A word clock tells the time using words. This clock uses the Adafruit NeoPixel NeoMatrix 8×8 to create a colorful word clock! You can power it over USB so it makes for a great desk time-keeper
The clock uses the DS1307 Real Time Clock breakout kit so it’ll keep time even while unplugged! The DS1307 has an accuracy of +/- 2 seconds per day, but this clock tells the time with a precision of five minutes (so it’s good for general time keeping) The microcontroller board we’re using is the Pro Trinket 5V but you can swap it with any Arduino compatible or microcontroller that can use I2C and NeoPixels.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.