Anders says: Scribbling away one day, I sketched a display with curving lines across it. It looked to me like some sort of scanner display as seen in countless SF films. A few more lines and I had a concept; Astrolabe. The always-on OLED display adds visual punch.
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.
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)