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zClock: Python3 Clock in 11 Statements 
When the atomic clock went on the fritz lately (probably was the first popular commercial version ever available!) I went lookin'.

Finding a few for under $20, it occurred to me that - attached as we are to the DST-capable world-time-zone, that I could easily slap one together in Python.

Looking for a way to keep braggin' over how easy it is to get things done using Python 3, I decided to see just how few lines I could use to encode the idea.

Here is what I came up with:

from tkinter import *
import time

zProgram = Tk()
zProgram.title("zClock: Python3 Clock in 11 Statements")
zClock = Label(zProgram,
font=('ariel', 72, 'bold'),
zClock.pack(fill=BOTH, expand=1)

def zTimer():
zClock.after(500, zTimer)


While I could have written the above in even fewer lines using Turtle Graphics, having just cobbled-together a training offering on the same I thought that using TK would make for a refreshingly different blog post.

Here is a link to zVideo :-)

Enjoy the Journey!


p.s: Feel free to add more features (date, day... temperature probe support for your Raspberry Pi) as your time and obsession(s) may allow.

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