Nixie-based tube clocks

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

 

Links

Price: €159 (kit)  €199 (assembled w/LED option)

 

IN-12 Nixie Clock Kit

Here is a nice IN-12 Nixie clock that is sold as a kit or may be purchased fully assembled for 40 € more. One neat feature about this clock is that the tubes are backbit with color changing LED's that can be programmed for a specific color or allowed to fade between colors.  (The back light brightness is adjustable.)  For the time display, several modes are included: scrolling date, display fading, and digit cycling in.

If anyone gets one, please leave a note in the comments!

UPDATE:  See our hands-on review here!

 

IN-12 Nixie Clock Kit

IN-12 Nixie Clock Kit

 

Features:

  • Tubes: IN-12 Nixie tubes, 18 mm digit height, decimal points with flashing LEDs.
  • Background lighting: brightness adjustable.
  • Alarm: adjustable time, snooze and tone.
  • Time format: 12- or 24 hour mode.
  • Display: time / alarm / date / or alternating time - date.
  • Effects: scrolling date, display fading, digit cycling in different styles.
  • Power: 12VDC 350mA max.
  • DC Power consumption: ca. 3VA (full tubes and background LED brightness).
  • Timekeeping: more than 1h with 1F SuperCap in the event of mains failure.
  • Time accuracy: internal 4 MHz crystal, adjustable with buttons for minimal deviation.
  • Dimension (w x h x d): app. 200 x 50 x 80 mm (incl. tubes)
  • Weight: app. 450 g

Links

Video review number three is online!  I'm starting to get the hang of this.  Bob C. from the Facebook page shared a short tutorial which was helpful.  The big take away for me is that I really need to get a better microphone to help with the sound.  I'm also searching for CC licensed music to help spice up the videos...but that might take some time.

Back on topic: this review is for the NixiChron by Jeff Thomas.  Several people suggested that I review this clock...so I did!

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Video URL: http://vimeo.com/12521787

tl;dr - This was my first nixie clock and if it broke, I would buy it again!

I'm experimenting with a new format - video reviews.  The first one in the series is the Nocrotec V600 nixie clock.  I've had the chance to play with one of these for a little over a week and I love it.  Watch my video review below:

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Video URL: http://vimeo.com/12503532

And tomorrow, I will be publishing a video review of the Nocrotec x2000 Numitron clock.

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