You’ve got a boyfriend that loves classic gaming and naked electronics boards. Normally you’d be SOL during X-Mas shopping, but not this time. He’ll love the hackable, highly geeky Wise Clock—especially in Pac Man Mode.
The Wise Clock is a fully hackable arduino clock. If there's a part of you wondering why arduino is such a meme, here's a great introduction. To us, it is a prime example of how one person in his/her garage can create something that's incredibly elegant and useful. Not only a stylish and entertaining clock, it leverages open hardware to create something really cool.
You can take it apart and customize it, or you can simply set it up on your desk and admire the really awesome pong visualization.
Oh, and Pacman rolls through every minute.
For Non Hackers
You can control the animations through excel (yep, zero programming required)
Displays time, and can also display date, day of week and temperature
Power via standard mini usb
Comes with 6ft USB cable, power adapter, SD card
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You can control everything, take it apart, reprogram it in native C
Has an array of awesome sensors and a kickin' screen for output
powers via mini usb.....yay a use for your old phone charger!
Comes with all the cables and an SD card. You already have all the cables any how. :)