Chronox – a Dutch word clock in two colours. Word clocks are a modern piece of furniture that offer a stylish way of telling time. Chronox is more than just a regular timepiece, it is a chic addition to any home. What makes Chornox different from the rest, is that you can read any minute of any hour in words. With similar products only every five minutes are lit up in words, while the remaining minutes are indicated by four dots in the corners of the clock.
Internally, the clock is made up out of few components. The PXL team chose to use the Arduino Nano as microcontroller, which controls several shift registers that shift the code to 150 LEDs. Besides that, the team uses an RTC module to retain the time while the clock is not plugged in. The PCBs that Eurocircuits produced are 220 by 220 mm.