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Connect 4 Binary Clock

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Step 11: Finishing Touches

We're almost there!

Since we're trying our best to be "green" and recycle as many components of the game as possible, we're going to slide some of those chips into the board. This will create a very nice "warm" glow from the LED's, and disperses the rather direct light from each LED. If you have an older version of the game, you might need to remove the stopper bar (shown in the pictures), and glue the pieces in place to avoid any chips falling out. We went with a tasteful assembly of yellow chips blocking the green LED's, and red chips blocking the red LED's (obviously), with alternating red-yellow for a border around the clock-face. But feel free to try other arrangements!

That's all folks! You've now completed what is a very cool and sleek binary clock to amaze all your friends and family. And we didn't waste a single component of the game! The only downside is that you won't be able to play Connect 4 anymore - but perhaps the future will yield another fruitful endeavor with Arduino based Connect 4, that will both play the game, and act as a clock! Stay tuned to find out...



 
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