Mark says: Medieval times being one of my interests, I started a chainmaille project which led me to start replicating different chainmaille weaves in blender for fun. In doing so I messed about with trying to come up with digits and 4-1 came into being.
Peter says: Somebody asked me the time the other day across a busy office and I found myself gesturing the time across the office with my hands rather than having to shout. I then thought this is a pretty universal method of communicating numbers and would suit an LCD display, “Digitz” was born.
Heather says: My brother thought up the phrase “SPLIT SECOND”, and this concept was born. I thought, maybe I can make a display that is mostly seconds, but split them in half so there is constant movement on a large portion of the display. Then I made the hours and minutes smaller and squeezed them in between the top and bottom of the seconds.
Anders says: Sketching display layouts, I hit upon the idea of dividing an LED display by running wires above it. After refining the idea I had this; Cage. The display comprises 5 rows of 9 LED segments, telling time in the good old 12-5-9 format.
Patrick says: I stumbled upon a project that I submitted in September 2010 and the second version also proposed end of September 2010, but never published because certainly it was not formatted for the blog? (I of course adapted the format, with the technical constraints of Blog)