Thanks so much for sending this in Warner! Via Sudomod
‘Tis the season, so I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas-themed project!
When I was a kid, counting down the days until Christmas was always exciting – I remember making giant chains out of paper, advent calendars, etc. So, what I came up with is a 3d-printed Arduino-powered snowflake ornament that keeps track of time and displays the number of days until Christmas when you push a button:
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