And now for something completely different – instructions on how to control inexpensive analogue clock movements with an Arduino-compatible board. Although the method isn’t the most accurate, you can have fun creating all sorts of crazy clocks and confuse people by running too fast or slow, or perhaps a different style of analogue gauge.
For more information and to get started, check out the project page here. To get started with your own clock designs, visit a discount store to salvage a clock module – and our online store for a Freetronics LeoStick. Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market, it has onboard USB, RGB LED and a piezo for sound and alarm effects as well: