TF WordClock

The Tempus Fugit is a simple WordClock interface board for your Raspberry Pi Zero orIMG_2102
Arduino Nano. The time in words is spelt out on an 8 by 8 letter matrix, with accuracy maintained using an on-board battery backed real time clock chip. The initial production was funded through crowd funding .

The TF has bee tested with all variants of the Pi Zero including the new PiZeroW, it can also be used with any of the B or A boards, more details on this can be found in the instructions manual.

With the Kickstarter finished I have a few kits / ready built boards left. Once these are gone I don’t plan to do a full re-stock. The main issue is the display which is expensive to get in small quantities. I do have quite a number of PCBs left so you might be better getting a PCB from me and sourcing the parts yourself.

[Oct 18 update, I have an alternative source of displays but unfortunately they are somewhat more expensive than I was able to source 2 years ago. This together with other costs has forced me to increase prices, which is reflected in the prices shown below]

£25.00 Kit (PiZero / Nano NOT included)
£35.00 Built & Tested board,  (PiZero / Nano NOT included)

£3 bare PCB (no parts supplied)  *** price reduction ! ***

£9 MicroSD card (16G) pre-programmed with TF WordClock Python Application
(Sorry the SD card is currently out of stock)
£5 Arduino Nano clone pre-programmed with TF WordClock Arduino Application

Postage rates depend on shipping address and what you order, orders less than £20 will generally be sent using an untracked service, orders over £20 will be sent using a tracked and signed service where available.

(Please email using me at  via the contact box below indicating which options you are interested in, and I will send an invoice via PayPal)


(Prices  shown are inclusive of VAT. Software and build instructions will supplied by download)