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Converting Your DD-WRT Router to a clock!

So the other night I suddenly woke up in the middle of the night. I was fumbling through my extremely messy desk, which was next to my pillow, to find my phone so that I could see the time. Alas my desk was far too messy to find my phone in the dark. I was far too lazy to take the effort of turning on the lights just to see the time. That was when my eyes glanced upon the ominous green blinking LEDs blinking fervently on my router docked on my wall. I wished I had an LED clock instead and boom it hit me! I have a linux-based DD-WRT router, that means I have full control over it :P. So that was how I began my quest on converting a piece of network equipment to a digital clock!

The next day, I set upon my quest to find out how I could control the blinking LEDs on my router. I noticed that my router had a total of 9 LEDs , and I figured that was more than sufficient to display the time in binary to a sufficient degree. My plan was originally to use 4 LEDs to display the hours (0-11) and…