Ever since the Remote Context Communicator project I’d been walking around with the idea to make a clock in the same style. I just never had the time. Summer 2009 I did and designed and built a light clock called “Equinox”.
Check out the video below! At first reading the time may require some getting used to (hours = 3 colored blocks, minutes = 1 colored block, seconds = fading row of blocks) otherwise similar to any other clock.
The clock is equipped with 60 RGB leds making any color palette possible. In this version of the software the color palette cycles through the colors of the rainbow twice a day. There is a light sensor to make sure that the intensity is tuned down in the dark.