Final Project Proposal: The Word Clock


I researched on different ways to make this!

Approach 1 :

1.Use realtime breakout board kit that allows your microcontroller project to keep track of time even if it is reprogrammed, or if the power is lost.

2. Use Normal super bright white LEDs and resistors and solder them separately.



Approach 2:

Just use Neopixels and Arduino and 2 push buttons to reset time. No realtime breakout board needed, which will then be a bit slow and I will have to reprogramme everytime I put it on!

I am planing to put it up in the studio where everyone can see the time, so I think I should use the realtime breakout board!

But all the instructions to use seem extremely complex to me and also I have not ordered it from adafruit.

So I need to use:

  1. Neopixels
  2. Arduino Board
  3. Realtime breakout Board
  4. pushbuttons (may or may not needed)
  5. Hardware to make the clock itself


I would need a little help on this in tomorrow’s workshop!




Documentation videos! + discussion questions

As we watch these project documentation videos in class, please note your answers to the following prompts, and we will compile them and discuss!

1. Who is the audience for this video?
2. What methods does this video use to communicate its message?
3. List some types of camera shots and angles used in the video.
4. Describe the editing (pacing, perspective, contrast).
5. Name two (or more) things that make this video successful.
6. Name two (or more) things that could be improved.
7. After the video ends, describe the video using one word.


plan 1 is a sound control lights, looks a flower that the pistils are glowing

plan 2 is a raining cloud

plan 3 is a chair that switch is tough control, the lights under the chair glowing, it could be a cloud or a mushroom or anything else.