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Cogwheel Circuitworks has a new home and it is cogwheelcircuitworks.com.  The site officially went live this morning and the new seven digit IN17 nixie clock is for sale.  Go check it it!

 

IN17x7 Nixie Clock

Features:

  • 7 tubes - This is unique to any production nixie tube clock; It allows time to be displayed accurate to one-tenth of a second. The rapidly changing display adds a great deal of visual interest
  • Accuracy – Utilizing a relatively new low-cost temperature-compensated crystal oscillator, time-keeping is accurate to less than 1 second per day
  • Battery-backup – Time, Date and configuration is maintained across power failures
  • Month, Day and Year – Can be periodically displayed
  • Daylight Savings Time – Automatic adjustment for daylight-savings time rules with programmable rules for many regions
  • Alarm with snooze – Alarm clock with snooze function
  • USB Interface - Allows control and upgrade of firmware PC and upgrade of firmware
  • Tube-saver – Daily display shutdown / start-up times
  • Periodic Chime – On the hour, half-hour or quarter hour
  • Cross-fade Effect – Next digit is lit before previous digit extinguished
  • Transition effects – Fade down/up, ‘Slot Machine’, Curtain Wipe, Random Wipe

About Cogwheel Circuit Works:

Cogwheel Circuit Works produces embedded electronic devices serving the electronics enthusiast, DIY, and Maker communities. Whenever possible, projects are released as open designs with no restrictions other than you must give us credit.

 

Links

Zetalink Four Letter Word Nixie Clock

You probably found this page because you were searching for Zetalink.biz, Raymond Wesling or his four letter word machine.  This page is for you.

First and foremost, this website is in no way related to the original site that was at zetalink.biz.  The domain name registration lapsed, the old website went offline, and ineedcaffeine LLC purchased it.  No one at TubeClockDB.com / ineedcaffeine LLC has dealt with Raymond personally but apparently he left a bad impression on the community.

I created this website for two reasons.  First - it will continue to be the home of the four-letter-word machine.  There are a few alternatives to the Ray W. design and they are featured below.  Second, his website was of historic importance and got many people, myself included, interested in Nixie tubes.  The intent is to preserve a portion of Nixie history.  You may see a cached version of the old website here at Archive.orgRemember, the old website is offline so do not try to purchase anything!

Lastly, no email sent to @zetalink.biz will be delivered.  I have not setup any MX records and so all messages will be undeliverable.

Zetalink.biz Alternatives


Jeff Thomas & Peter Hand **coming soon**

(Updated 4/17/2011)

Jeff and Pete are collaborating on a new four letter word machine.  Pete's design (below) is being tweaked and mass produced by Jeff and should be for sale in the near future.  The device with 4x tubes and a power adapter is estimated to cost $499.  This new design will also support a GPS time reference and that option will cost $549.  Sorry, no photos at the moment.


Peter Hand

Pete has both an IV-17 and B7971 version:

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Kooltran (on etsy)

He occasionally has FLW machines for sale and apparently he has a new version in the works:

 

Four Letter Word

Four Letter Word

 

 


 

Matt Evans (Axio.ms)

Matt has build a nice VFD four letter word device with variable vulgarity settings.  Learn more about his project here

 

VFD four letter word

VFD four letter word

 


Not Quite Four Letter Words

Cogwheel Nixie System

Bob C. of Cogwheel has an 8x tube B7971 system that allows users to display time, date, and strings of text over a bluetooth or USB connection.


MOD-SIX_7971

This is a cool 6x 7971 nixie clock designed by Cal Ott and Michael Barile.  It is currently being sold as a kit and you can pre order it at BadNixie.com


Are we missing one?  Leave a note in the comments :)

Okay, the guys behind www.DecadeCounter.com / the Vintage Technology Association are supporting our next contest. They just provided us with a YS-950 Numitron Clock, fully assembled to give away!


THIS CONTEST ENDS AT THE END OF THE YEAR - JANUARY 1 AT MIDNIGHT - CENTRAL TIME.

Video of it in action:

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How To Enter
To enter, leave a comment in this thread (NOT A COMMENT ON THIS POST!). (Register here: www.tubeclockdb.com/forum/register.html )

Prize
1 – YS-950 Numitron Clock Fully Assembled

Rules:
1. Contest is open from December 5th, at 12:00AM, Central Standard Time and ends on January 1 at midnight (CST)
2. The winner will be selected at random. The names of everyone who enters will be compiled in to a list and assigned a number. A winner will be selected by TubeClockDB.com at random with random.org providing the winning number.
3. The winner will have 5 days to claim his/her prize.
4. One entry per person. Conversations in this thread are fine – just don’t create extra accounts to stuff the ballot box or try similar tactics.
5. I will ship worldwide but if there are any customs fees, they are your responsibility. I will only ship to counties that I am not legally prohibited from shipping to (from the United States.)
6. If I detect fraud, I reserve the right to cancel this promotion.
7. Winner will be contacted via email
8. I reserve the right to tweak the rules to prevent abuse or other problems.
9. The contest will close at the specified time, even if no thread announcement is made

Lastly, I would like the winner to send us a photo of himself/herself with the kit. I always like photos

I want to give a big thanks to The Vintage Technology Association for supporting us and this contest!

Mystery Box!

Mystery Box Filled with Goodies

 

Well, this is interesting.  Mr. Jürgen Grau just told me that he is sending me a package for a new contest.  And you know what?  The contents is a surprise!  If you want to know what is inside, you have to enter this contest.


Again, I want to give a big thanks to Jürgen Grau for helping with this event and providing the kit. He is a sponsor and a top-notch builder. Thank you!

How To Enter
To enter, leave a comment in this thread. (Register here: www.tubeclockdb.com/forum/register.html )

Prizes
1 – Mystery Box from NixieKits.eu

Rules:
1. Contest is open from October 21, at 12:00AM, Central Standard Time and ends on December 5th at midnight (CST)
2. The winner will be selected at random. The names of everyone who enters will be compiled in to a list and assigned a number. A winner will be selected by TubeClockDB.com at random with random.org providing the winning number.
3. The winner will have 5 days to claim his/her prize.
4. One entry per person. Conversations in this thread are fine – just don’t create extra accounts to stuff the ballot box or try similar tactics.
5. I will ship worldwide but if there are any customs fees, they are your responsibility. I will only ship to counties that I am not legally prohibited from shipping to (from the United States.)
6. If I detect fraud, I reserve the right to cancel this promotion.
7. Winner will be contacted via email
8. I reserve the right to tweak the rules to prevent abuse or other problems.

Lastly, I would like the winner to send us a photo of himself/herself with the kit. I always like photos

 

User elchucko won this nice VFD clock kit from NixieKits.eu contest.  Congratulations!  And again, I want to thank NixieKits.eu for making this contest possible.

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