Wordclock installation

Go to your terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt update && sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt install pip git
sudo pip install rpi_ws281x
sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Add the following line to the config file:


When you use the clock in combination with a Raspberry Pi 3 you can shut down your power LED because it lights up a lot in the dark. Add the following lines to the config file:


Save your config file(CTRL-X, choose Y, enter) and reboot your Pi.

After rebooting go to your terminal again and enter the following:

git clone https://github.com/CyntechUK/Wordclock.git
cd Wordclock
sudo python main.py

Now your clock should be working and the time will refresh every five minutes.