LunzPi Raspberry Pi Alarm Clock

Hardware components:
R8326274 01
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B
× 1
Adafruit 16×32 led matrix screen
× 1
Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi – Mini Kit
× 1
Adafruit industries ada161 image 75px
Photo resistor
× 1
Adafruit Panel Mount 2.1mm DC barrel jack
× 1
12002 04
Breadboard (generic)
× 1
Adafruit 5V 2A (2000mA) switching power supply – UL Listed
× 1
Copper Plate (Cut to Size)
× 1
Hand tools and fabrication machines:
Table Saw

LunzPi Raspberry Pi Alarm Clock


Have you ever thought about something for TWO and a half years? I mean, there were some breaks in there. I had other things in life come up, career goals to focus on, and even moved states! But, from the first idea to the last bit of glue drying on this project… it's been on my mind. Some technological advances greatly helped me finish this project. It was really nice going from a Raspberry Pi B+ to the Pi 2 and enjoying the speed boost!

original sketch

What started as a quick sketch to one of my coworkers became a two and a half year journey. I've learned a lot of new skills that I would not have pursued if it was not for this project like:

  • becoming a lot better at coding in python
  • problem solving
  • Creating CAD Designs
  • using a table saw and other woodworking tools for complex joinery
  • using a bench grinder
  • project management and prioritization

Objective: Create an alarm clock which gets me out of bed as pleasantly as possible.

Requirements: – Wake up to a Spotify playlist —This way, I can edit the playlist on my phone or computer anywhere in the world – not relying on FTPing local files and connections to the Pi – Set the alarm from a webpage – Screen is viewable from across the room – Turn on a bluetooth lightbulb

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About The Author

Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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