This unique student designed clock “combines the 7-segment look of a modern LED or LCD clock, but messes with your head by making the digits come to life with a mechanical movement.” Video after the jump. Click here for one more picture.

As the numerals change state, the segments gradually rise and fall into their plain white background. Built from a combination of Corian and wood, and powered by custom circuitry and servo mechanisms

[via Technabob]