Yet another clock — but wow what a big one!

Yes we’ve seen quite a few clocks already from SleepyOz — but StuffAboutCode.com has posted perhaps the clock to end all minecraft clocks.  This one is huge!

Here’s the pics and video:

Here’s the code — also copied to <a href=”https://github.com/brooksc/mcpipy/blob/master/stuffaboutcode_clock.py”>the mcpipy collection of minecraft pi scripts</a>

#www.stuffaboutcode.com
#Raspberry Pi, Minecraft Analogue Clock

# mcpipy.com retrieved from URL below, written by stuffaboutcode
# http://www.stuffaboutcode.com/2013/02/raspberry-pi-minecraft-analogue-clock.html

#import the minecraft.py module from the minecraft directory
import mcpi.minecraft as minecraft
#import minecraft block module
import mcpi.block as block
#import time, so delays can be used
import time
#import datetime, to get the time!
import datetime
#import math so we can use cos and sin
import math

#mid point circle algorithm
def drawCircle(mc, x0, y0, z, radius, blockType):
    f = 1 - radius
    ddf_x = 1
    ddf_y = -2 * radius
    x = 0
    y = radius
    mc.setBlock(x0, y0 + radius, z, blockType)
    mc.setBlock(x0, y0 - radius, z, blockType)
    mc.setBlock(x0 + radius, y0, z, blockType)
    mc.setBlock(x0 - radius, y0, z, blockType)

    while x &lt; y:         if f &gt;= 0:
            y -= 1
            ddf_y += 2
            f += ddf_y
        x += 1
        ddf_x += 2
        f += ddf_x   
        mc.setBlock(x0 + x, y0 + y, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 - x, y0 + y, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 + x, y0 - y, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 - x, y0 - y, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 + y, y0 + x, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 - y, y0 + x, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 + y, y0 - x, z, blockType)
        mc.setBlock(x0 - y, y0 - x, z, blockType)

#Brensenham line algorithm
def drawLine(mc, x, y, z, x2, y2, blockType):
    steep = 0
    coords = []
    dx = abs(x2 - x)
    if (x2 - x) &gt; 0: sx = 1
    else: sx = -1
    dy = abs(y2 - y)
    if (y2 - y) &gt; 0: sy = 1
    else: sy = -1
    if dy &gt; dx:
        steep = 1 
        x,y = y,x
        dx,dy = dy,dx
        sx,sy = sy,sx
    d = (2 * dy) - dx
    for i in range(0,dx):
        if steep: mc.setBlock(y, x, z, blockType)
        else: mc.setBlock(x, y, z, blockType)
        while d &gt;= 0:
            y = y + sy
            d = d - (2 * dx)
        x = x + sx
        d = d + (2 * dy)
    mc.setBlock(x2, y2, z, blockType)

#find point on circle
def findPointOnCircle(cx, cy, radius, angle):
    x = cx + math.sin(math.radians(angle)) * radius
    y = cy + math.cos(math.radians(angle)) * radius
    return((int(x + 0.5),int(y + 0.5)))

def getAngleForHand(positionOnClock):
    angle = 360 * (positionOnClock / 60.0)
    return angle

def drawHourHand(mc, clockCentre, hours, minutes, blockType):
    if (hours &gt; 11): hours = hours - 12
    angle = getAngleForHand(int((hours * 5) + (minutes * (5.0/60.0))))
    hourHandEnd = findPointOnCircle(clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, 10.0, angle)
    drawLine(mc, clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, clockCentre.z - 1, hourHandEnd[0], hourHandEnd[1], blockType)

def drawMinuteHand(mc, clockCentre, minutes, blockType):
    angle = getAngleForHand(minutes)
    minuteHandEnd = findPointOnCircle(clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, 18.0, angle)
    drawLine(mc, clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, clockCentre.z, minuteHandEnd[0], minuteHandEnd[1], blockType)

def drawSecondHand(mc, clockCentre, seconds, blockType):
    angle = getAngleForHand(seconds)
    secondHandEnd = findPointOnCircle(clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, 20.0, angle)
    drawLine(mc, clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, clockCentre.z + 1, secondHandEnd[0], secondHandEnd[1], blockType)

#function to draw the clock
def drawClock(mc, clockCentre, radius, time):

    blockType = block.DIAMOND_BLOCK
    #draw the circle
    drawCircle(mc, clockCentre.x, clockCentre.y, clockCentre.z, radius, blockType)

    #draw hour hand
    drawHourHand(mc, clockCentre, time.hour, time.minute, block.DIRT)

    #draw minute hand
    drawMinuteHand(mc, clockCentre, time.minute, block.STONE)

    #draw second hand
    drawSecondHand(mc, clockCentre, time.second, block.WOOD_PLANKS)

#function to update the time on the clock
def updateTime(mc, clockCentre, lastTime, time):
    #draw hour and minute hand
    if (lastTime.minute != time.minute):
        #clear hour hand
        drawHourHand(mc, clockCentre, lastTime.hour, lastTime.minute, block.AIR)
        #new hour hand
        drawHourHand(mc, clockCentre, time.hour, time.minute, block.DIRT)

        #clear hand
        drawMinuteHand(mc, clockCentre, lastTime.minute, block.AIR)
        #new hand
        drawMinuteHand(mc, clockCentre, time.minute, block.STONE)

    #draw second hand
    if (lastTime.second != time.second):
        #clear hand
        drawSecondHand(mc, clockCentre, lastTime.second, block.AIR)
        #new hand
        drawSecondHand(mc, clockCentre, time.second, block.WOOD_PLANKS)

if __name__ == "__main__":

    clockCentre = minecraft.Vec3(0, 30, 0)
    radius = 20
    time.sleep(5)
    #Connect to minecraft by creating the minecraft object
    # - minecraft needs to be running and in a game
    mc = minecraft.Minecraft.create()

    #Post a message to the minecraft chat window 
    mc.postToChat("Hi, Minecraft Analogue Clock, www.stuffaboutcode.com")

    time.sleep(2)

    lastTime = datetime.datetime.now()
    #draw the clock
    drawClock(mc, clockCentre, radius, lastTime)
    #loop until Ctrl C is pressed
    try:
        while True:
            nowTime = datetime.datetime.now()
            #update the time on the clock
            updateTime(mc, clockCentre, lastTime, nowTime)
            lastTime = nowTime
            time.sleep(0.5)
    except KeyboardInterrupt:
        print "stopped"

#Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
#
#The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
#
#THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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