The Nixie Clock

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Before and After

This is my Nixie Clock project! Nixie tubes are cold cathode displays that pre-date seven segment displays, and were manufactured from the 1950’s through the Cold War, mostly in the Soviet Union. Using individual stacked filaments, these bulbs have 11 pins on the bottom- a common ground, and positive pins for the numbers 0 through 9. The tricky part is voltage- these bulbs run on 170V (because, you know, why not?!), which makes them even cooler.

This project involved building a functioning clock using Nixie Tubes, and then adding a modern furniture aesthetic. Take a look at the pages below to follow along with my progress!

Project Posts:

Nixie Clock | Project Inspirations

Nixie Clock | Design Review

Nixie Clock | Top Five Constraints

Nixie Clock | 20th Century Design Influences

Nixie Clock | Electronics Unpacking

Nixie Clock | Electronics Assembly

Nixie Clock | Budget Update

Nixie Clock | Case Update




Thanks for reading along- this has been an awesome project!