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While pong clocks are a dime a dozen, Ottowa, ON, maker Andrew O’Malley’s super slick DOTKLOK raises the bar.

DOTKLOK is an open-source, hackable, Arduino-based digital clock that displays a series of unique time-telling animations. The passing of time is depicted with numbers and abstract/geometric patterns such as Morse code and minimal analog clock faces, and includes animations inspired by classic video games such as Pong, Tetris, Pacman, and Space Invaders.

Andrew is selling kits on his Etsy store — for a cool $150, or fifty bucks more for one already assembled. It’s also open source, and he provides the Eagle schematics, code, and enclosure vectors.

John Baichtal

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

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