Steven Shamlian Creator of Things

Buried in Minutiae


2012 December

Pretty Segments

This project is yet another excuse to play with display technologies. Standard seven segment displays have always struck me as a particularly ugly way to draw Arabic numerals, but I recognize that the simplification is cost-effective. I designed and built this clock over the month of December, after spending some time thinking about how to adapt "old-style" figures to segments. I ended up with eleven; while I'm still not happy with the "8," I think this is a good compromise between complexity and legibility.

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