By using the Mayan numeral system, for another project, I had the idea to integrate it into something I use daily.
By reading dashes. One dash equal 1 unit. The 12 dashes at the left are the hour/month and the 19 dashes in the middle are the minute/day. The two square at the right equal 20 minutes each. ( + the outers lines of the 19 minutes are on, forming a 0, at 20 & 40 ) The outer line is for the seconds. As each second pass, 1/60 of the line light up. The 4 controls buttons are all covered by a single soft plastic sheet. There is 4 marks on it to show where to press.
Peoples that like/prefer an “out of the box” way of time-telling. Unisex.
The line for the seconds. The button cover and their position. The application of the Mayan numeral system. Note : It would be an always on LCD screen. Variation : The lines could also be horizontal ( 90 degree counter-clockwise )
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