Need to tell the time, but looking for something less boring than a regular clock? Why not try the Monochron clock kit from Adafruit! Soldering, LCDs programming and clocks, the best things you can get in a project.
Once you get your own Monochron up and running, make sure to try out the MarioChron! Our very own Mario themed clock face. Get the source code here, or get the Intel HEX file ready to upload directly to the Monochron here. If you're not sure how to update the clock, be sure and check outLadyada's instructions here.