Enthusiasts of yesteryear technologies will be thrilled of this dazzling Nixie tube desk clock DIY project. Do you love to see yesteryear technologies coming back in new forms? Then, this Nixie Tube Desk Clock is up for you. If you have some soldering skills you can yourself build a desk clock with HH:MM showing on separate Nixie tubes on a circuit board. First have a look at the image below.
Nixie tubes were really the older LED stand-ins. These electronic devices were used to display digits. A Nixie tube is basically a glass tube, which contains multiple cathodes and a wire-mesh anode. The cathodes are designed like numerals, which light up to show various digits on devices like watches, calculators, lab and scientific tools.
Nixie tubes have no usage today. But this design amazingly recycles the older technology to get an awesome desk clock. The DIY project will certainly bring the old days to your mind. What all required to build the DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock are some widely available materials like a set of high quality Nixie tubes, Neon HH:MM separators, NOS ZM1336K display tubes, +180VDC anode and many others.
The power input for the innovative desk clock comes from a 50/60Hz AC power outlet. The DIY design has the dimensions of 4.33 x 2.16 x 2.36-inches and it comes for a whopping $150. It might be better to build the DIY project your own rather than buying the $150 version. For this, you just want to have better soldering skills, indeed.