Mark says: “Archaeologists have discovered an ancient runic inscription on a piece of stone ballast in the preserved remains of an unearthed longship revealing that not only did the master rune that all runes are created from was used to write words, but also used to tell the time with each rune representing an hour of the day”.
Sam says: NEON IO is a display concept, that came to being while working on the NEON concept. Instead of the classical 2×2 array, I’m using an inside-out display. Since the numbers are hollow, there is enough space in them to contain another number.
I was inspired by an older blog entry posted by Tokyoflash that used two colors of LEDs to count the time: http://www.tokyoflash.com/blog/2010/02/time-to-streamline/ The Retro-bot LED watch concept is meant to be similar to the classic Tokyoflash watches, but instead of using counting to tell the time, the display shows a distorted version of the digital time.