A word-based clock that I actually want – a lot

Usually, design-y clocks with the time spelled out on them try to hard and aren’t practical. This one, however, is not only cool-looking as all hell, but is intuitive to read. Top to bottom, right to left. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly a super-simple thing to put together — though using an LCD screen as a background would probably simplify things. But if you’ve got a hundred LEDs sitting around and a way to cut a stencil out of a metal sheet, you’re halfway there.

Check out the instructions here. In case you’re wondering, yes the names Megan and Doug are on there to fill in space. You could also put in something like “ALARM” or “WORK” in there and have custom times to have them illuminated. It’s up to you, chief.

[via Hack A Day]