Nixie-based tube clocks

NixieKits.eu has a new update coming to the already cool Manuela line of nixie clocks.  Jürgen sent me a few photos of the upcoming optional designs for his work.  You will now be able to select and enclosure similar to the original design.  The original metal side pieces have been replaced with refined black acrrylic parts and there are several new faceplate options for customers.

Manuela Nixie Clock

Manuela Nixie Clock

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If you haven't been to Cogwheelcircuitworks.com in a while, go check it out.  Bob is working on a revision to his driver board that will allow it to power led backlights as well.  This modification will work for both the IN-17 version of the clock as well as the larger B7971 version.

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Updated 9/2/2011

 

Magic eye nixie clock

Michael Barile sent in another work of electronic art.  This is a modified version of his MOD_SIX nixie clock except this one has a magic eye in the center.

From the description:

Designed around the Carl Ott/Michael Barile MOD-SIX_7971, the Mod-SIX Magic sports a custom-built all aluminum case built by me and in the center of it all is a beautiful EM-71 Magic Eye tube. The driver circuit for the EM-71 was designed by Jurgen Grau of Mister Nixie Fame and the MOD-SIX software was tweaked a little by Mr. Ott to give me the square wave out I needed to operate the Eye at the right speed. I've always wanted to build a Nixie Clock and incorporate one of these gorgeous emerald green beauties from the past.

Magic eye nixie clock

Magic eye nixie clock

Magic eye nixie clock

Magic eye nixie clock

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Apple TV Nixie Clock

As Apple launched its redesigned Apple TV, many users are wondering what to do with their first generation model.

Daniel Kurth (www.kurth.lu), designer of the Nixie Concrete Clock (www.nixie-concrete.com) came up with the idea of recycling its body to build the ATV 1 Nixie Clock (www.kurth.lu/nixie).

Kurth has reused every structural element, integrated a nixie controller board, tube holders and replaced the top acrylic plate with a new CNC routed PVC plate. The heavy duty tissue cable doubles as power cord and wall mount string. Similar to the Nixie Concrete Clock, the rearranged tubes allow the user to enjoy the playful interaction between the six tubes.

All electronic components in the fully functioning clock are assembled by hand.

Technical specifications:

  • Recycled Apple TV 1 body
  • 12 / 24 hr mode
  • 108 cable connections
  • Up to 200.000 hours tube lifespan
  • 9 V AC/500mA
  • Eco-saver automatic dimming function/automatic OFF
  • Auto Detection of 1Hz, 50Hz or 60Hz clock pulse input mode
  • DCF77 Module can be added externally
  • 6 x Z560M Nixie Tube (unused) running at 170 VDC
  • Dimming via push button
  • Handmade assembly of all electronic components
  • CNC routed tube holders (DIBOND) and cover plate (PVC)
  • Made in Luxembourg
  • Wallmount possible

Apple TV Nixie Clock

Apple TV Nixie Clock

Apple TV Nixie Clock

Apple TV Nixie Clock

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(via press release)

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