Design submitted by Matt from Canada.
Matt says: As I was waking up, I saw a paper clip on a shelf at the side of my bed. I designed a watch that would cut 3 blocks arranged like paper clips in 12 and 4 segments and fill their center with indicators for the following options: pm, date, show alarm/alarm setup & alarm on. I also designed 2 variants with new arrangements for the minute and options indicators.
It could be made with LED’s of 1 or 4 color(s) or with a LCD screen with a positive or a negative display.
It can use 4 display options:
- Multiple lights/segments on (up to the exact time)
- Multiple lights/segments off (same as above)
- 1 light/segment off (the exact time)
- 1 light on (same as above but LED only)
I made these 3 versions:
RED: The “paper clip” at the left is the hour/month. Midnight/noon is the top half-circle and then you go clockwise. The central “paper clip” is the 5 minutes/days part. 00 at the top half-circle then go clockwise. The “paper clip” at the right is divided in 4 and used for the +1 to +4 minute/day. The big block inside the hour/month is the pm indicator. The big block inside the 5 minute/day is the date indicator. The top part of the last big block is used to set/show the alarm & the bottom is the alarm on.
GREEN: The hour/month (left) & 5 minute/day (right) are the same as the red. The 4 circles inside the 5 minute/day segments are the +1 to +4 minute/day & read top to bottom. The options indicators are the letters/symbols inside the hour segments.
BLUE: Both “paper clips” form a + sign. The vertical “paper clip” is the hour/month. The segments reading order is the same as the others models. The horizontal “paper clip” is the 5 minute/day. The 00 is located under the “D”. Then you go clockwise. The +1 to +4 minute/day & options indicators are the same as the previous but positioned in another way: The circles are inside the 5 minute/day & read left-right. The letters/symbols are inside the hour/month (they can be exchange).