London maker Nick Hall’s Pong clock looks pretty slick, and he includes all the code and schematics so you can make your own.

This project uses the classic video game Pong to tell the time. The 2 players automatically win and lose so their scores reflect the hours and minutes. The clock can also show the time written in words, or with large or small digits. Two buttons allow you to set the time and change the clock mode via a menu screen. The project uses 2 LED matrix panels from Sure Electronics, an Arduino, and a DS1307 clock chip.


In the Maker Shed:

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monochron

Monochron Clock Kit

The Monochron is a completely hackable, open source, clock kit that has a funky retro feel. It can be programmed to display several different clock “faces” or you can program you own. The kit comes complete with all electronics (soldering required), laser cut case, and power plug.

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    John Baichtal

    John Baichtal

    My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


    • lutra

      For me has the Pong clock a nice design and the idea to construct such a clock, was fantastic. But so nicely and imaginatively is like the clock, I would be never founded such a clock or buy such a clock. If I looked at the clock, I would not stop any more with it. And so that lose all time of the world.

    • Seth

      Forty. Not Fourty.

      • Nick

        Whoops! Good spot. Now fixed in the code available via my blog.