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First time I saw this clock in a video from one of my favourite YouTube channels named SmarterEveryDay. I instantly liked the idea and wished to buy one. Then I searched in Google and found this website which sells the Tix Clock. I was about to place an order, but then I thought - won’t it be fun in making one rather than buying it! So I started my research and ended up finding this article on Instructable. Then I realized that the author of the post is the same guy who sells the clock commercially.
So I decided to build this project on my own. I chose to use an Arduino for the project. Being a software developer by profession and having fair knowledge of electronics, it was not that difficult for me. Writing the code and assembling the circuits were the easy parts. The most difficult part for me was building an enclosure. Without any prior knowledge of 3D modeling and printing, it took me almost 2 months to learn Fusion 360 and build the model. It’s always fun to learn and do new things! :)

Some key features of uTixClock:

Never forgets the time - even if you power it off
Automatic dimming of LEDs based on ambiance light - will not disturb your sleep
Completely random patterns
Shows time in 24-hour format
Runs on USB - can be powered directly from computers, mobile chargers, power banks
Features planned for the next version:

Show date
Adjust date and time
Adjust the pattern time
Toggle between 12/24-hour format
A better way to display midnight (0000 hrs) - currently it just shows a blank screen, haha!”

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