I've been a big fan of the Pinside community for quite a while, but have never post anything here until now.
Anyway, the reason I created this post is because a guy (Torbjörn) here in Sweden has produced a beautiful little PCB called Run-DMD. The Run-DMD is capable of displaying DMD animations from all kinds of pinball games (the unit ships without any software and the user needs to make their own image containing animations of stuff they own their right to), and it also serves as a clock.
Here's a video of the Run-DMD running together with two HUB08 DMD:s from china and a acrylic frame made by the famous FrancoB.
What do you guys think? Torbjörn is currently working on a new firmware with some extra stuff, so if you guys have any suggestions, please let me know, and I'll forward it to the man.
Right now it can switch between 12h/24h time, use different fonts on the clock, set the time between animations etc. The Run-DMD also has a "quick boot" option if you want to use a motion detector or something like that.
If you have any thoughts or question, please let me know and I'll be happy to answer.
Here's a few videos of the Run-DMD in action (hope I'm doing this right now)
First test when I got my unit:
Mounted on the wall with a FrancoB frame:
The current menu and settings: