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May 2, 2016 AT 3:15 pm

NEW TUTORIAL: 7 Segment Display Internet Clock

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NEW TUTORIAL: 7 Segment Display Internet Clock

When I saw these 7 segment displays with FeatherWing backpacks on Ask an Engineer, I got really excited. I love clocks! I have the original Ice Tube clock from Adafruit, plus the PiGlow daughter card binary clock, plus my collection of watches (including a programmable TI digital watch that I’ve re-programmed to display Martian Standard Time and the current Sol). So the thought of having a mobile clock with a colored display made me immediately run to the shop and buy three colors (and a Circuit Playground, but that’s for another tutorial).

This clock design uses NTP (Network Time Protocol) to always display the accurate time, synchronized to the same clocks that run the Internet!

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Follow along to build your own ultra-precision clock that always has the exact right time, synced to Internet atomic-accuracy clocks!

See the full tutorial here!


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