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Digital Clock in Python Using 2 Easy Modules

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Today we’re going learn how to create a Simple Digital Clock using Python in a few lines of code. For building this Clock up we will require the tkinter and time module.


Requirements for building a Digital Clock in Python

First, we need to install the Tkinter module. If you don’t have this module already installed in your system then you can install the same using the pip package manager:

C:\Users\Admin>pip install tkinter

Once your tkinter module is successfully installed on your system you’re good to go.


Coding the Digital Clock in Python

We’ll be using the tkinter module and the time module to build our clock today.

1. Tkinter Module

Tkinter is the standard GUI library for Python. Tkinter gets its name from Tk interface. When python is combined with Tkinter it provides a fast and easy way to create GUI applications. Tkinter provides a powerful object-oriented interface to the Tk GUI toolkit. Tkinter is a Python binding to the Tk GUI toolkit.

2. Time Module

Time module provides a variety of ways of getting time, In this article, we are going to use strftime() to parse the current time into the Hour: Minutes: Seconds format.

3. Implementing the digital clock

In this code, we will use geometry() to specify the dimension of the displayed window and we will use mainloop() to prevent the displayable window from exiting quickly.

#import all the required libraries first
import sys
from tkinter import *
#import time library to obtain current time
import time

#create a function timing and variable current_time
def timing():
    #display current hour,minute,seconds
    current_time = time.strftime("%H : %M : %S")
    #configure the clock
    clock.config(text=current_time)
    #clock will change after every 200 microseconds
    clock.after(200,timing)

#Create a variable that will store our tkinter window
root=Tk()
#define size of the window
root.geometry("600x300")
#create a variable clock and store label
#First label will show time, second label will show hour:minute:second, third label will show the top digital clock
clock=Label(root,font=("times",60,"bold"),bg="blue")
clock.grid(row=2,column=2,pady=25,padx=100)
timing()

#create a variable for digital clock
digital=Label(root,text="AskPython's Digital Clock",font="times 24 bold")
digital.grid(row=0,column=2)

nota=Label(root,text="hours        minutes        seconds",font="times 15 bold")
nota.grid(row=3,column=2)

root.mainloop()

Output:

digital Clock in Python using tkinter and time modules

Final Words…

This is how you can create a simple Digital Clock in Python programming! What are you waiting for? Create your own by trying the code yourself!