As a short follow-up on the giant clock that has been lying dormant for some time now, a video of the start-up pattern and initial settings of the clock is now available.
When the clock is started, the digit controllers run through all the numbers and finally they start listening for the master to send data to the controllers. The time is set to 12:34 (so all digits are easily recognized).
Notice the bleeding on the video – the displays are really bright!!