A cool, if perhaps slightly involved, DIY: A clock that shows the time using words, not numbers. Great for the numeriphobe in your life!
This is actually a pretty cool piece of art and technology.
MAKE subscriber Doug took up the challenge to re-make the word clock he saw here a few weeks ago, and wrote in to share his project with us. He built the front panel using an etched PCB (no laser cutter required!), and constructed a circuit board to illuminate the proper display sections using LEDs. Instructions and board layouts are available on his Instructable.