Nixie-based tube clocks

Jürgen just sent more photos for his updated Manuela clock.  Be sure to click on Read More to view all of the photos.  (This new design rocks!)

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

Nixie Clock NixieKits.eu

 

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Jürgen just sent me a bunch of photos for a new design that he is working on and this one is really cool.  It is similar to his Manuela IN-12 clock but this one takes it to a whole new level.  For starters, the enclosure is 100% custom designed from front to back.  It is a layered design that enables him to make an enclosure the is quire a bit smaller than the Manuela clock.

 

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nixiekits.eu nixie clock

nixiekits.eu nixie clock

nixiekits.eu nixie clock

nixiekits.eu nixie clock

nixiekits.eu nixie clock

nixiekits.eu nixie clock

nixiekits.eu nixie clock

Second - and this is a big deal - he is going to offer multiple tubes for use in it.  Users will have the option of:

  • Russian IN012
  • Siemens AM1180 (red coated)
  • Telefunken ZM1100 (orange coated)
  • AEG ZM1100 (clear)

 

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nixiekits.eu nixie clock nixie tubes

The final PCB will be white and and hopefully the first kits will be for sale in the next few weeks.  All of the images were provided by and are owned by NixieKits.eu - thanks for keeping us in the loops!

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$141 USD / eBay

Forum user AnubisTTB found a nice nixie clock design on CrystalRadio.cn.  What really makes this clock stand out is the level of detail in the traces.  Member Beast Lee confirmed that the seller will ship worldwide via DHL.  Hopefully Beast Lee will post some photos when he gets his :)

QS30 Nixie Clock

QS30 Nixie Clock

Features:

1, with DC12V power supply, the maximum power current of 400mA.
2, the use of glow 6 QS30-1 digital control, can display year, month, hour, day or displayed simultaneously.
3, using 13 neon 3mm in diameter, can indicate the week and the clock colon.
4, using all the features of infrared remote control operation (on / off clock, shows the lunar calendar, the Gregorian calendar, indoor temperature, adjust the date and time, etc.).
5, the bottom of each tube stars glow bright white LED chip to do a background light, the backlight can be turned off when the alternating light and dark once per second (note the transition of light and dark, not bright, and off, using the PWM LED production Dimming effect of a shining in the evening), boot time can also turn on or off by remote control the backlight function.
6, using passive buzzer to remote control operation of each voice prompts, the results of different operating functions and have different sounds.
7, can be automatically calculated according to calendar time, day of the week, and can automatically calculate the lunar date, the settings only need to set the date to the Gregorian calendar.
8, in order to extend the life of glow tube (after all, LED tube relatively short life span of many) that can glow with a remote control off the clock, but the whole point of every moment, glow clock showed 10 seconds automatically start time, start Be the whole point timekeeping.
9, using 18B20 as a temperature sensor, to display the indoor temperature.
10, all in a double-sided circuit board layout, circuit board is designed, delicate lines, and the glow tube Brilliance, all GND lines were plated the network, the circuit board thickness 2mm.
11, the internal DC-DC boost circuit used to provide 180v DC high voltage for the glow tube use, small size and high efficiency.
12, used as the master C8051F310 MCU, all programs using C language.
13, using 74HC595 decoder control to do the corresponding figures glow tube display.
14, using DS1302 clock chip, with high-precision crystal resonator Citizen (32.768kHz, accuracy ± 5ppm).
15, MCU and clock chips are also used to use the 5v power supply step-down DC-DC circuit, high efficiency, small heat.

 

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Michael of BadNixie.com fame clued me in to a new clock from Lawrence Wilkins / MrNixie.com. This is a cool little 6-digit nixie clock and appears to be using IN-17 tubes.  It's a cute little design - I like it!

TyNixie Clock Lawrence Wilkins MrNixie

Features:

  • All functions controlled from one neat, intuitive rotary control
  • Miniature (9mm high display)  Russian IN17 Nixie tubes
  • Six-digit display showing hours, minutes, seconds, or day, month, year, Temperature, Alarm
  • Super-smooth fading between digits
  • On-board precision Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator (better than 15 seconds per year)
  • 12 or 24-hour hour display mode
  • Blue LED back light display (can be switched on/off)
  • Indicators for AM/PM, time, and alarm-set mode
  • Alarm, with snooze
  • Variable volume "tick"
  • European or US date display formats DDMMYY or MMDDYY
  • Simple hourly chimes, with selectable Silent-Night mode
  • Automatic leap-year calculation
  • Universal Automatic Daylight Savings Time calculation for almost all geographies
  • Manual or automatic display brightness at hours of your choice
  • Automatic display blanking at hours of your choice (saves power, further prolongs nixie tube life)
  • Safe, low-voltage design, via a 9-16 V AC or DC “wall-wart” UK EU, US power supply;
  • On-board battery retains TyNixie's time and settings for a minimum of 7 days in the event of power loss
  • Optional external temperature probe (-50C to 120C, or 58F to +255F ) Degrees C or F
  • Optional relay output to drive slave clocks or other equipment
  • Available in kit or fully assembled form
  • Compact design in 5 inch square (120mm) black ABS case
  • Every clock is individually serial numbered and comes with its own certification

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TyNixie Clock Lawrence Wilkins MrNixie

TyNixie Clock Lawrence Wilkins MrNixie

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