Design submitted by Matt from Canada.
Matt says: One day I saw a crown on a box. It was made of 21 slightly vertical lines and 5 unconnected dots.
I’ve choose to used the crown for the hours, with a 24H format. I’ve added 2 segments to it and I’ve replaced the unconnected dots by connected rectangles & used them as markers, at 1, 6, 12, 18 & 23.
I choose to use digits, placed under the crown, for the minute/month & second/date. They are full for a better look but can be 7 segments.
I’ve added a straight horizontal bar under the digits, for the alarm indicator. When OFF, there’s no outlines.
The LED’s digits are 7 segments placed under a single piece of transparent material. The result is that you don’t see the lines between the segments and this keep the same look as the full LCD digits.
To tell the time, you simply need to check which light is OFF, or ON, for the hour. All ON/OFF = 00. Then, use the 2 digits at the left for the minute and finish with the 2 digits at the right for the second.
To tell the date, the minute are replaced by the month and the second by the date. When shown, the hour is at 00, or doesn’t change, and the 2 dots between the digits set are OFF.
4 things make it stand out:
-The crown logo, which takes half the space.
-Using the 24 hour format on a horizontal scale.
-Not using the colon/double dots as part of the date indicator.
-Replacing the minute and second with month and date, instead of hour and minute, and having the hour at 00.