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Matrix Panel Cuckoo and Westminster Clock

Matrix Panel Cuckoo and Westminster Clock

A chiming and graphical animation clock based on a 32x32 RGB matrix and Adafruit FX Sound Board.

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Components and supplies

Ph a000067 iso (1) wzec989qrf
Arduino Mega 2560
Ordered from Amazon
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AdaFruit FX Soundboard 2mb with speaker output
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Adafruit BME680 Sensor
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Adafruit RTC 3231 Real Time Clock
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Adafruit 32 x 32 RGB Panel
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Generic SPST push buttons
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Generic SPST Toggle Switch
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Generic SPDT Center Off Toggle Switch
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10722 01
Speaker: 0.25W, 8 ohms
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4582459
Plastic Enclosure, Project Box
I used a 'shadow box' from Michael's Hobby
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Chemcast Black LED Acrylic Panel to cover matrix
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About this project


I've built a few clocks, mostly using the MX7219 matrix, the Adafruit FX soundboards for bells, chimes, cuckoo sounds, etc. and an RTC. I wanted to build on the base code and develop clocks using a 32x32 RGB panel. I've built two of them using different pitch (density) panels from Adafruit, giving two different size clocks. The clocks feature Westminster chimes, Cuckoo sounds and a simple bell with appropriate 'animation' to accompany the sound. They also provide time, temperature, humidity and barometric pressure as well as reminders of events, holiday and any built in date reminders you want.

Code

Clock code
Arduino code (requires a Mega or similar) code for clock, including events and a daylight savings routine

Schematics

Wiring Connections for Clock
In place of Fritzing, follow these instructions
panel_clock_connections_qw2E9vn7SH.docx

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