This instructable will help you to build an Arduino Binary Clock. The orignial idea for this instructable was designed by Daniel Andrade
. My instructable uses surface mount components, but can easily be adapted to through-hole components if you wish. You can follow my other Instructable for Building Your Own Arduino
to get started.
I would encourage you to give the surface mount an attempt however as this project is a great way to begin learning to solder surface mount components.
For my clock, I have the display set on the top of the container. I use it on my workbench which I am usually standing at, so this way is easier to see. It also creates a nice luminous effect when the lights are down low or off, casting the blue color upwards into the room.
You can select a container to your liking and place the clock face how it best fits your needs.