I hope to find more information about this machine, a kit like this needs to be heard as much as seen.
Another nice thing about the Alpha Clock Five is the Serial protocol that allow you to control all aspects of the clock.
The software is really polished, no flickering display, nice gradient while dimming, user definable characters. The only thing missing you could possibly want is different intensities per segment.
Recently I built a one-off serial Arduino with a CC2500 for someone wanting to control a couple of LivingColors and through an external system.
This is what Patrice has built with it. It seems like a big setup (compared to most Arduino projects) and I’m pleased it works.
Control Living Colors by Beckhoff SPS
Nice setup !
The serial Arduino is useful if you want to control LivingColors lamps from a system without USB.