The WordClock controller module provides a fully assembled and tested controller that is able to be programmed using the popular Arduino IDE. It is a complete clock module, that is able to drive a set of LEDs at up to 200mA per word (24 words). Fully assembled and tested.
We are able to pre-program the controller to support English, French, German, Afrikaans, or Dutch languages.
If you are especially enthusiastic, I can even provide a Klingon language pack :-)
All you need to drive the module is a DC wall wart that provides 12V DC at whatever current your clock needs (typically about 400mA).
Assembly of your finished clock will require you to make a LED light box and a stencil to form the words. Construction of your finished clock requires some experience with electronics assembly (or a wonderfully open learning attitude) - you need to be familiar with a soldering iron and common workshop skills. We have had people ranging from experienced electronic engineers through to Chimney Sweeps make the clocks in the past, so if you are looking for a wonderful challenge, this is a great kit to make.
Level of difficulty: 9/10
Time required: 10 - 20 hours
Expect to spend about 10 - 20 hours (or 3 - 4 evenings) to make the clock - It is not an afternoon job. (There is a reason why the kits are significantly cheaper that a completed clock!)
We are available at any time via email to assist you if you have problems.
I have included some photos of clocks that clients have made in the past for inspiration.
Waranty: Because the final clock is not made by us, DougsWordClock.com warrants the components but we can not warrant the workmanship of the final product. Most kits are completed without problems, but we are very happy to repair any clock kits you have made that have not worked, assuming that you ship the product to us and you are able to pay for return shipping.