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Our Fun Factory Gets a RPI2DMD Retro Arcade Wall Clock

Our Fun Factory Gets a RPI2DMD Retro Arcade Wall Clock


We have all the time admired the Run-DMD clock and RPI2DMD arcade wall clocks, however getting one all the time proved elusive.

In October final 12 months we serendipitously stumbled upon a brand new submit on a UK pinball discussion board promoting a restricted run of those DMD retro arcade clocks. We instantly registered our curiosity and the remaining as they are saying, is historical past! The maker of those was going to do a run of about 30 models, so we undoubtedly bought fortunate, as they bought snapped up inside minutes of the submit going reside!

Let the construct start!

We obtained our meticulously handmade RPI2DMD Retro Arcade Wall Clock in early January, which was superb, contemplating all of the worldwide transport disruptions as a result of pandemic.

We should say, this superb DMD panel is eye-poppingly attractive in actual life and is sort of massive – which is an effective factor. The DMD clock is linked by way of WiFi (it additionally has an Ethernet/RJ45 port), permitting us to login and configure our location (for time and climate data) and the animations we need to cycle by.

Speaking of animations, this factor is loaded! It has 5235 animations to be actual. The animations vary from arcade and pinball attraction screens, logos, consoles, computer systems, to Christmas and Halloween GIFs to call only a few. There had been additionally some *ahem* questionable grownup animations, however we switched these off for apparent causes.

Setting up the RPI2DMD

DMD Wall Clock

Specs of the RPI2DMD Retro Arcade Clock embody:

  • Built on Raspberry Pi, Custom software program, Colour panels, Remote accessibility and settings
  • Brightness settings dependant on the time of day (so it may well go dim at evening, after which on shiny at 8am for instance)
  • Edit the show length (or change the person operate off!), select completely different fonts & background photos
  • Display a 7-day climate forecast (utilizing an API key from OpenWeatherMap)
  • WiFi and Ethernet connection
  • 5000+ animations throughout 14 classes

And after all, to do all of this, ideally you would want a Wifi Connection, or wired Ethernet (though not important, extremely really useful – the Weather forecast does NOT work with out an web connection).

The wait to get one among these was undoubtedly price it. It seems to be completely superb and is all the time a terrific dialog starter.

Testing the RPI2DMD

Shinobi on DMD Wall Clock



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