Friday, May 11, 2012

Build an awesome Nixie clock

*Note: the above video does not represent the kit, it is only here for illustrative purposes.

If you can solder, love old school nixie tubes,
and have $150 in your pocket, this DIY Nixie desk clock might be just the thing for you, available from thinkgeek.
Nixie tubes were used in the 50`s for everything from early digital voltmeters, desktop calculators, frequency counters, basically they were the LED of that time. Though they were more delicate than today`s LED some of them can be expected to last for more than 200,000 hours.

Here`s a breakdown of the kit..

    * DIY kit to build a Nixie Tube Desk Clock
    * High quality nixie tubes
    * Microprocessor controlled
    * Neon HH:MM separator
    * Accurate timekeeping
    * Display tubes: NOS ZM1336K
    * Anode HT: +180VDC
    * 12h/24h displaying (selectable)
    * 50/60Hz AC power sync (auto-detect)
    * Power supply: AC/AC 12V@500mA (included)
    * Dimensions: 4.33" x 2.16" x 2.36"

Get it here

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