This wordclock in generally works as the thousands of other DIY projects, I just added some features mostly based on separating all LEDs to use them as 8x5 segment display.

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wordclock in clock mode

wordclock in temperature mode

wordclock in seconds mode

wordclock in LED mode

wordclock in edit color mode

git.bstly.de/lurkars/wordlock - repository for arduino source code