Arduino Word Clock

I saw a very nice-looking clock in a store. It used LEDs to light up words to track the time (“IT IS TWENTY FIVE TO FOUR PM”), and the design was gorgeous. It was also $1700. However, inspired by the design, I have assembled a smaller version with inexpensive materials. The clock is in debugging now, as the animations end up incorrect after several hours of runtime, but the core timekeeping code and assembly are in place. For quick and easy time-setting, I used a Particle Photon wifi-enabled Arduino-compatible device, and then Neopixels so that I could have some gentle color effects. This was my first foray into using FastLED instead of the Neopixel library, and I found it to be friendly and easy to use in comparison.

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