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I was looking for a clock that would tell the time in words rather than just hands (analog) or numbers (digital). I found a few for sale on places like Amazon and eBay, but none of those particularly stood out, so I decided to create a customizable one myself.

I designed and built two variants. Both use the same RGB matrix panel. Both use CircuitPython on the ESP32-S3, but one uses the Matrix Portal S3, and the other uses a standalone Feather ESP32-S3 with an Adafruit RGB Matrix Featherwing Kit. The Matrix Portal version requires no soldering; the Feather version requires some simple soldering. I will show both here.

The text is left justified, vertically centered on the display and each line is in a random color which changes every time the minute changes. Since you control the CircuitPython code, you can change this formatting any way you choose, e.g. same color lines, individually horizontally centered lines, etc.

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