Intro: DIGITAL WORD CLOCK FROM a CHEAP PHOTO FRAME
I've taken 2 great ideas and put them together.
I wanted a super cool 'Word Clock' as seen here:
But I don't have those resources redily available.
But I do have a cheap photo frame and a little time. So I used this idea:
I put them together to make this Digital Word Photo Frame Clock. (See pic)
Though it is REALLY COOL to have a real/physical word clock (and I may yet make one when resources allow) this is a GREAT substitute!
Step 1: Setup
I've included my PDF of the 144 slides that make up 12 hours (no AM/PM indicator). You will need to "save as" .jpg and number appropriately to allow proper sequencing by the clock you are using.
This is the largest opportunity for variation. I've seen a zillion clock faces and I like so many of them. Use the image of the clock you like and photoshop the correct time onto it.
Step 2: Make It Go!
I'm using a Mustec model PF-A720BM photo frame that was regifted to me by my sister (free!).
Though I don't reccomend this model as it looses about 1 minute every hour. If you have the time and ability do as Mahto instructed (http://www.cibomahto.com/2009/12/word-clock-from-cheapo-photo-frame/) and build a lil circuit to advance the frame to the next photo.
I set the clock to advance to the next photo every 5 minutes, your mileage may vary but this is the menu that changes that setting for me. I just reset the clock every morning by advancing a few frames.
My favorite part is that should I tire of it, I can make a new clock face!
If you develop a cool clock face, let me know!