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Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #1

  • Mr.Nixie
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Here is the very first prototype for final optimation...





and here live on my Nixie Cam

Last Edit: 2 years, 5 months ago by Mr.Nixie.
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Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #2

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That is amazing! I like how you took the effort to copy the original font used. (Please sell these individually! )
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Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #3

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The fonts were a really hard work.
I found on the internet pictures of the numerals from a dismounted Nixie tubes. This was my sketch to create simple vector curves.


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Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #4

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My mistake - the font looked a lot like the ones I had so I assumed that's where the shape came from. Your method sounds even harder
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Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #6

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It looks as if there's a market for
Specially for the new "big size" display

Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #7

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And a well know film about two years ago was the "actuator" for this idea - as the IN-18 tubes were rare and much more expensive than today - see below a screenshot.
Knows somebody this film from the 60's?

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Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #8

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awesome! i think that one word explains enough

Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #9

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Great idea. Non-Linear Systems built digital voltmeters back in the 1960's that used a similar display technique. The layers of acrylic were engraved with solid characters, probably with a Dekel Pantograph. The edges were lit using #327 incandescent lamps, a whole bunch of them. There wasn't much to the electronics. It used a series of stepper relays that was configured as a Kelvin-Varley voltage divider, and a voltage comparator circuit that used a cadmium standard cell. So although the machine was slow and clunky, it was quite accurate.

Re: Edgelit "Reloaded" 2 years, 5 months ago #10

Goldfinger. It's the timer for the nuclear bomb that is supposed to blow up Fort Knox.

I'd like to know if you will sell these and at what cost.

Thanks.
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