Clock - Introduction
I wanted a digital wall clock, and I did not like any of the options available. Most are too expensive, and the one that I had broke at some point.
So I put the current monstrosity together over a weekend and it works well enough (except the weather component, which is not working).
However, I now have a 3D printer and some more experience, so I would like to fix it up and make it look nice.
The Existing Clock
Like I said earlier, I put this thing together over a weekend and it is painfully obvious.
There are cords hanging everywhere, it is held together by tape (which recently fell apart, so I had to re-tape it all), and it relies on my media server to be up in order to work.
Take a look at the back of this thing:
Yeah. It needs a lot of work.
Acer C720 Screen
HDMI Input LCD Controller Board
Raspberry Pi Zero W
120V AC to 12V DC Power Supply
12V to 5V DC Buck Converter
The 3D Printer
I’m using a Creality 3D Ender 3, with a glass bed and several printed upgrades.
Next, I will tear apart the existing clock and start the 3D model using Fusion 360.