Cistercian Digital Clock

Cistercian numerals were developed in the early thirteenth century, with a single glyph able to indicate any integer from 1 to 9,999. Digits are based on a horizontal or vertical stave, with the position of the digit on the stave indicating the place value.

via andrei.erde on instructables

Throughout history, people have invented and used many numeral systems, some well-known: the Sumerian, Roman, Indo-Arabic system (which by the way is used by almost all mankind). But there were also times when other systems were used. In this project I stopped at one of them, the one used by Cistercian monks and, of course, called the Cistercian numeral system .

At the same time with this system, the Indo-Arabic system began to be used, which we finally know was imposed in use.

But who knows? Maybe in a parallel universe it was kept together with the Indo-Arabic system also the Cistercian one and maybe is used in digital watches! 🙂 What would such a watch look like? This is what I want to show you in the next steps 🙂

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