Building it up
What I did
LEDs are cool and so are grids! I bought an 8x8 red LED matrix online a while ago and determined to make a clock with it.
The challenge was to come up with a way of displaying the time with so few pixels. I use the outer LEDs to show the minutes (to the nearest 5) and I designed a 4x4 pixel "font" to show the hour on the inner LEDs. 3:50 is shown on the left (3 in the middle, 3 quarters + 5 minutes).
Having played with accelerometers in my SleepyTimer project I decided to use them here too: the clock has no buttons. The various display modes are selected based on orientation.
Changes in the orientation are used to set the time.
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