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How Does a Nixie Tube Work?

On June 5, 2019, Posted by , In Facts about clocks,How it works, With No Comments

Ron O’Donnell I love Nixie tubes, they are so vintage and warm. Simply put, these are neon light bulbs filled with rarefied Neon. There are one common electrode and many additional electrodes. High voltage (about 180 volts) makes this bulb glow. It’s important to know that Nixie tubes are different…

What Are Vacuum Tubes?

On May 21, 2019, Posted by , In Facts about clocks,How it works,vacuum tube clock, With No Comments

Michael LeRoy (electronics, programming) Generally speaking, a vacuum tube is a glass tube with at least one heater element (filament). The air is pumped out, and an additional metal piece is connected to the tube. Vacuum tubes were replaced by contemporary transistors and have performed the same kind of work….

Why Are Nixie Tubes and Nixie Tube Watches so Expensive?

On May 21, 2019, Posted by , In Facts about clocks,How it works, With No Comments

Henry Blake, electronics The reason is that nobody is making nixie tubes on a commercial basis nowadays. They are popular among people who like vintage devices and their futuristic appearance. For example, check out any sci-fi movie from the 60s or 70s, and you’ll certainly see nixie tubes there. Today,…

Safety Precautions with Nixie Clocks

On March 25, 2019, Posted by , In Facts about clocks,How it works,Nixie Tube Care, With No Comments

Safety Precautions Assembling Nixie Clocks with High Voltages Question Ricco Hey guys, I’m assembling a nixie clock according to common instructions and at this point, I need to test high voltage components. The power supply is 12 V 250 mA, up to 170 volts. As far as I know, it’s…

Is it possible to make Nixie Tube live longer

On March 11, 2019, Posted by , In How it works,Nixie Tube Care, With No Comments

With this post I will continue to unveil myths about nixie tubes, and answer your questions. Feel free to add new questions in comments. Thank you for taking time. David. Hey everyone! I’m working with this Nixie tube clock and there’s one question I have. Many people on the internet…

Cheap nixie tube clock 2019

On October 4, 2018, Posted by , In Cheap nixie clock, With 17 Comments

I usually get letters with the request to make cheap nixie tube clocks. So I worked on new design for the clock, that takes much less time and materials. It helped me to set a lower price for my wooden nixie clocks. This design is quite plain, but  it perfectly…

SteamPunk nixie clock 2019

On October 4, 2018, Posted by , In Nixie clock New, With 16 Comments

My New Clock Design Several weeks ago I created new model of nixie tube clocks. In this clock I added several new details: added corners to the wooden enclosure changed the color of the brass elements I added new label to my nixie clock, instead of FallOut-alike one Let me…

GESCHICHTE DER NIXIE RÖRE

On June 23, 2018, Posted by , In Facts about clocks, With No Comments

1952 wurde die Nixieröhre von den Haydu-Brüdern als Vorläufer des Computer Monitors für die Burroughs Corporation entwickelt. Der Name des Versuchsprojektes “Numerical Indicator experimental”: NIX-1 wurde als NIXIE schnell zum allgemein bekannten Namen dieser Ziffernanzeige-Röhren. Bis LEDs ihren Siegeszug in den 70er Jahren antraten, waren Nixie-Röhren die beinahe einzigen numerischen…

Vacuum Tube Clock New Design 2019

On September 12, 2017, Posted by , In design,vacuum tube clock, With 28 Comments

I am glad to share with you my new design for vacuum tube clocks. I like it and IMHO it looks a bunch more vintage and steam-punkish. So what’s new with this model: new brass cornerpieces soft-shaped labels new palette of colors used in case What stays the same: adorable…

How does nixie tube works?

On September 5, 2017, Posted by , In How it works, With 2 Comments

In spite of the fact that I was born in the middle of 90th, and never ever visited the USA yet, I feel unexplainable nostalgic for the spirit of New York city in 70th. Neon commercial signs, vintage cars, the spirit of steam punk in every corner, greenish industrial mist…