The English version.
The Dutch version.
Small video of Text Clock when the time reaches the full hour.
The first idea to make a clock that shows the time in text was in 1986.
A graphical LCD screen had to display the time on 4 lines.
The first line with "It's now two", second line "hours",
third line "forty one" and last line "minutes" for the time 2:41.
It remained with a full design.
In 2011 I bought my first Arduino and 8x8 led display.
First I built first a digital clock
and later an analog clock.
The logical follow up was to make a 7x7 clock with WS2812B based RGB LEDs.
The next step, in 2015, was to make a Text Clock with LEDs lighting up letters.