Getting Started

Main components of your Portable Climate Clock:

A. The Climate Clock, the brains of the operation made up of a Raspberry Pi and an "Hat" B. The Power Supply, a 'mini UPS' which stands for "Uninterruptible Power Supply". You will only have one version which will have an AC wall adapter input. and a DC power output that with a barrel connector will connect to the computer or specifically the hat on top of the Raspberry Pi. C. The USB controller also known as a 'gamepad' for controlling onscreen content and real time input. D. A backup USB power bank. Your clock may come with an additional backup powerbank that can be used if the main power supply runs out.

Turn it on!

Just flip the power supply switch to on!

If your Climate Clock is receiving power it will turn on the display, it just might take a few seconds for the numbers to appears as it starts up. After a minute if the display hasn't started you can start to troubleshoot.
UPS Power ON

The UPS power supply

You can keep your clock running while plugged in so that you can leave it on as a display for anyone that comes in eyesight. Then we you are ready to take the clock mobile it will be fully charged! The uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are designed to be used 24/7 so there's no harm to the power supply. If you want to save the battery you can simply turn the switch to the off setting (see above) and that will save your battery until you are ready to use your clock. When it's show time just flip the switch and after 10 seconds or so the display should be up and running!


If your clock came with a USB Super Nintendo style controller and you've updated to the latest software see "Update your clock," then you can control the "lifeline" shown and the brightness of the display using the "directional pad" on the left side of the controller.
Left/Right: Change the "lifeline" displayed on the clock.
Up/Down: Increase or decrease the brightness of the screen.
Decreasing brightness should extend battery life and might reduce glare in night pictures. Decent lighting conditions reducing brightness may add to the undesired strobbing effects in still images/video.

Securing the Doors

Applicable for climate clocks with a serial number starting with CC#0:
If you lose the cork that comes with your climate clock in a pinch you can also use a twist tie to secure the doors stay closed while using the clock out in the field:
  1. 1.
    Make a loop or corkscrew shape with your twist-tie
  2. 2.
    With the doors aligned insert into the small hole above the larger one
  3. 3.
    Angle the twist-tie so it heads back out the larger hole
  4. 4.
    Grab and twist

Clock Serial Number:

Climate Clock serial numbers are written as CC#_ _ _ _ _ _. You can find it written behind the back right door in front of the power supply:

Hanging your Climate Clock: The French Cleat

The top back lip of your Climate Clock has a 45-degree angle cut into it for the purposes of hanging on a wall with a french cleat. You can affix an upward-pointing cleat to a wall to make a home for your Climate Clock to be displayed. This way it can easily be removed to use in the field and just as easily returned.

DC Power Cable Extensions

One or more DC barrel power cable extensions may have been included inside your clock. You can use them on either side of the power supply that makes sense for your setup. Hopefully, these make it easier to hang your clock or charge it safely.