Picture of Connect 4 Binary Clock
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Welcome ladies and gents!

As an entrepreneur, I'm always looking for great projects to share.  Myself and two other classmates recently put together a project for our Master's of Engineering program in Technical Entrepreneurship, and we're thrilled to share our vision with you.  Remember that old Connect 4 game sitting in your basement/closet/chest/Batcave?  You've always wanted to upcycle that into a functioning binary clock utilizing the awesome powers of an Arduino, haven't you?  Of course you have - well, you're in the right place! 

This is a great weekend project that will provide you with a sleek and nostalgic binary clock all at once. We focused on recycling every part of the Connect 4 game to exemplify our "green" standards, and be as creative as possible. The Connect 4 works superbly in displaying a binary clock because it has perfectly rounded holes to showcase the LED-based binary numbering system.

You don't need many supplies to make this binary clock, and it's a great way to utilize an old Connect 4 game if you've lost some of the pieces, or simply want to show off your mad creative skills. And don't worry about the coding - which we struggled against in an epic battle between sanity and madness - we already have it laid out for you! There's not much of a time commitment and a fun result is waiting for you, so let's get started!
jpomer1 year ago
is the code correct? the time that is appearing in my clock is 7:64 :((( HELPPPP
nice! very creative
Emacheen22 (author)  amandaghassaei3 years ago
Thanks! That was our goal!
WOW, great idea !
Would you post the schematic please.
cwik3 years ago
Thanks for linking my account, hopefully that will generate a bit more traffic :). Let me know if you see any issues with the code, but the Cwik Clock has been ticking fairly accurately for a week now.
Emacheen22 (author)  cwik3 years ago
Cheers! It was blissful peace when we finally found a code that would work with our setup - hopefully the Connect 4 Clock will be as accurate as the Cwik Clock!