Nixie-based tube clocks

Here is a preview of my upcoming review of the IN-12 Nixie Clock Kit Manuela from NixieKits.eu. I've only had a few hours to play with this one and I really like it.

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If you are looking to build a four letter word device, this the way to go.  It was deigned by Peter Hand and it was created out of necessity when an infamous scammer refused to deliver the promised B7971 clock design and he had to design his own. The entire device is surface mount components and supports either B7971 of the flat ZM1350 style tubes.  The kits is $100 or pre-built (without tubes) for $120.

He also has an IN-17 (vfd) version of this device too.  Be sure to stop by his site for more information.

4 leter word

4 leter word

4 leter word

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Here is a great series of clocks by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from Germany.  Electronically, they are based off of Jürgen's designs but Heiko elaborated on the design and sells them directly via his eBay store.   Be sure to check out his different designs below; they all share a common feature set.

Features:

  • Selectable 12 or 24 hours format
  • Selectable leading zero suppression between 0:00 and 10:00
  • Selectable digit cross fading
  • Automatic date display with selectable display frequency
  • Scrolling date with adjustable speed
  • Automatic digit cycling with various effects and selectable frequency to prevent cathode poisoning
  • Adjustable standard display brightness
  • Dimmer control with start time and duration to save tube's life
  • Alarm with indicator, adjustable tone and snooze option
  • Adjustable correction of the clock's precision for a deviation of less seconds within a year (!) therefore no need to use an external timekeeping receiver
  • Background tubes lighting (can be switched off) on some clock models
  • 1F SuperCap power backup for timekeeping > 1h in the event of mains failure
  • Easy to set up with 3 + 1 push buttons

 

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Nixie Clock

199 EUR

Nixie CLock Gracia: Type of tubes: LC513..Digits height: 15,5 mm..LED back light with fixed or slow changing color..Enclosure size: 170 x 90 x 58 mm..veneered walnut enclosure (can also made from oak or cherry) with brassiness decoration rings around the tubes and engraved type l

Nixie Clock

179 EUR

Nixie Clock Catalina: Type of tubes: IN-8..Digits height: 18mm..No LED back light and aluminum decoration rings around the tubes..Enclosure size: 200 x 63 x 25 mm..Di bond stainless steel optic with black Röhm Plexiglas top face

Nixie Clock

189 EUR

Nixie Clock Sharonna: Type of tubes: IN-8..Digits height: 18mm..No LED back light and brassiness decoration rings around the tubes..Enclosure size: 200 x 63 x 25 mm..veneered walnut enclosure (can also made from oak or cherry)

Nixie Clock

429 EUR

Nixie Clock Claire: Type of tubes: Z5660..Digits height: 30mm..Neon colon separators, no LED back light..Enclosure size: 240 x 75 x 25 mm..Di bond stainless steel optic with black Röhm Plexiglas top face

Links

  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ebay: The Seller
  • Ebay: The Auction
  • Website

Bob C. shared a link with me yesterday to a manufacturer that I was not familiar with - GlowingTech.   They have about a half dozen finished clocks for sale in addition to complete kits and components.  What really sets their designs apart from other manufacturers that I've seen is the materials that the enclosures are made of.  Recycled circuit boards are featured prominently in their designs.  Be sure to visit their site for more information.

 

Glowingtech Sputnik I

 

Glowingtech The Gararian

 

Glowingtech The Salyut

 

Glowingtech Valentina

 

Glowingtech The Vremya

 

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