Aug.3, 2012

This is a binary clock inspired by Daniel Andrade's binary clock with Arduino. Daniel Andrade used Arduino, LEDs, resistors, push-buttons and wire to build a simple circuit.

How it works

This binary clock is made up of four rows and four columns of colored or uncolored dots. The rows, from bottom to top, represent the numbers one, two, four and eight. From left to right, columns one and two represent hours, three and four are minutes.

(Images credit: Daniel Andrade)

Created by bogenfreund, this binary clock was built into a 3d printed case created in Minecraft.

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The model was exported with Mineways and printed on a Zprinter 650 3D printer with a block size of 25mm3 (so every block has an edge length of 5mm).


After printing, LEDs were glued into the case after filing the openings a bit wider. Then, the LEDs were soldered to form a 4x4 LED matrix, and the matrix was connected to an Arduino board.


Next steps will be to tidy up the wiring and add some buttons to set the clock to the right time (right now this has to be done in the code).

More images can be found at imgur and the code can be downloaded here.


Update: bogenfreund uploaded instruction and downloadable files on Thingiverse, find them here.

Arduino code and circuit-description can be found here:



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