Game of Life Clock
My Game of Life Clock, based on John Conway's Game of Life
Originally I wrote a prototype of this using Perl and SDL following a conversation on a train with a couple of friends about cool things to do with lots of LEDs. It worked pretty well but wasn't really straightforward to get working on anything other than linux, so I uploaded a video of the clock to youtube, showed a few friends then forgot about the project.
To my knowledge, this is still the only implementation of a game of life clock that I've seen where the clock digits actually take part in the life simulation.
I'd still love to see this implemented in hardware. If you do, please let me know.
As this relies on the HTML5 Canvas object, it should work fine on Firefox, Opera, Safari and Chrome. It will not work in any current version of Internet Explorer, including IE8.