This project for me was playing with and learning Arduino basics and thinking about time.

Building this lead me toward designing Dastime.

The time formats are Neauoire's 'Neralie' and 'Arvelie'.

Time (Neralie)

'The clock has two groups of 3 digits, called the beat and the pulse. For example, Noon is 500:000, 6AM is 250:000 and 6PM is 750:000.'

'The needles are ratios of each other. They animate horizontaly and vertically to draw each digit of the current time.'

What I love about Neralie is it's simplistic uniformality.

Decimal time makes a lot of sense with our human decimal numeral system and ten fingers.

10 even hours per day, each with 100 minutes, each with 100 seconds. Opposed to 12 hours, of 60 minutes with 60 seconds of 1000 milliseconds.

Date (Arvelie)

'The date format is a code ranging from 00A01, or Jan 1st '00 — to 99+02, or Dec 31st '99.'

'The Arvelie Calendar has 26 months of 14 days each.'

'Each month has 2 weeks of 7 days, and each month's name is one of the 26 letters of the alphabet. The 365th day of the year is the Year Day(+01), preceded by the Leap Day(+02) on leap years.'

What I love about Arvelie is also it's simple uniformity.

26 even months, each evenly 14 days. Leap days are still required and handled due to Earth's orbit (solar years) unsurprisingly not perfectly matching its spin rate (solar days).

What this means is that from a given date it is easy to get a quick understanding of exactly how far through the year, month and week it is.