Clock Setup

Clock setup

On first boot the clock will blink Set to indicate that it needs to be set up.

You can set up the clock using the network or manually.

Network Setup

Connect to the clock access point.

Then visit http://clock.local/ in a web browser. You will be presented with a web page to configure the clock.

Note: Android devices may need to access

Type in the name of your access point and password. Take this opportunity to name your clock if you would like.

Note: Naming your clock will make it’s configuration url http://name.local

Press the Set SSID button to set the SSID.

The clock will reboot and progress through the stages:

Scan: where it is looking for the access point.

Conn: where it is connecting to internet.

When the time is acquired, the display will change to display the time.

You can now connect to http://clock.local and play with the Styles.

Manual Time Set

Press the left button until the time starts to blink. The hours digits will blink.

Note: the clock defaults to 24-hour time so it is likely that you will see a 0 blinking.

Press and release the button quickly to change the hour.

Press the button for a longer time to move to the 10’s of minutes.

Press and release the button quickly to change the 10’s of minutes.

Press the button for a longer time to move to the 1’s of minutes.

Press and release the button quickly to change the 1’s of minutes.

Press and hold the button until the time is displayed to complete setting the clock.

Note: Pressing the button for longer than 8 seconds will cause the display to blink quickly. If you continue to hold the button longer than 10 seconds it will clear all the saved preferences and reboot when you release the button.


There are a number of styles available to change the visual appearance of the clock.

Style sets the type of display. There are currently five styles: One Color, Two Color, Rainbow, Nice Colors and Special. Each style may have additional variants described below.

Speed affects the apparent speed of the style. Each style uses the speed in its own way.

Colon specifies the appearance of the colon. Some styles do not lend themselves to this specification and will override the setting.

Brightness allows you to adjust the maximum brightness of the clock display.

Tail settings apply to additional pixels attached to the back of your clock.

Tail Brightness allows you to adjust the maximum brightness of the tail pixels.

Extra pixels allows you to specify the number of additional pixels and their format. Typical neopixel strands are RGB. Some neopixel strips may have a different format (GRB or RGBW).

Pressing Set Style causes the changes to take effect.


One Color

Has three kinds: LED, Scan, Twinkle

Two Colors

Has four kinds: Still, Fade, Waves and Sparkle.


Has seven kinds: Sunrise, Span, Scan, Disc, Moving Disc, Target, Moving Target

Nice Colors

Has five kinds: Still, Step, Quad, Quad step, Moving


Has four kinds: America, Fire, Random, Random decay

Clock Options

The Clock Options section allows you to change some general settings.

You can Name the clock to change its’ URL.

The Timezone is set with pop-up menu.

The 12 hour: option sets the clock to display in 12 hour time instead of the default 24 hour time.

Daylight Savings sets the clock ahead an hour.

Layout specifies which pixel layout was used and the Pin used to drive the pixels.

There are currently three layouts: MiniClock, Legacy and Legacy Reversed.

The hand-built clock uses Legacy with pin 23.


If the clock software on the server is different from the one on your clock, an option will be made available for you to update.

Press the Update button to start the update. The clock will change to a One Color style while it is downloading. The current progress will be indicated on the webpage as shown below:

When the update is complete, the clock will restart.

Reset all

If you would like to clear all the settings, use the Reset all button. Pressing the physical set button on the back of the clock for more than 10 seconds will also clear the settings.

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