World Cup of Hockey 2016 Countdown Clock

Digital Signage

On September 17, 2016 Toronto will host the World Cup of Hockey. In anticipation of the upcoming event the Wright XM team created a countdown clock timed to the moment the puck drops for the first game. Within the first hour of launch, the NHL Instagram account tallied over 30k likes.

The kiosk uses a high brightness LED screen, LED illumination on the sides of the structure, and a Raspberry Pi running an OpenFrameworks application to display the countdown clock. The RPi is calibrated with a GPS to provide near-atomic clock precision in abscence of the NTP servers.