Posted in electronic imaging and displays, Illumination, Optics

Word Clock

A cool, if perhaps slightly involved, DIY: A clock that shows the time using words, not numbers. Great for the numeriphobe in your life!

This is actually a pretty cool piece of art and technology.

MAKE subscriber Doug took up the challenge to re-make the word clock he saw here a few weeks ago, and wrote in to share his project with us. He built the front panel using an etched PCB (no laser cutter required!), and constructed a circuit board to illuminate the proper display sections using LEDs. Instructions and board layouts are available on his Instructable.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.