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Nixie Watch Redux

Nixie Watch Redux

by Jeff Thomas / $495

 

Nixie Watch Redux

Jeff has a new clock that he shared with the world on the DWF.nu forum.  It is a new design for a nixie watch based on Burroughs B4998 tubes.  It will include a rechargeable lithium ion which should last about 3 months.   The device is 41mm wide, 19mm tall, 32mm deep and weighs about 28 grams (not including enclosure).  Lastly, it will include a changing cradle for the watch.

This device also has some other uncommon features. The watch is activated by a wrist snap-shake using a magnetized ball rolling in a steel barrel.  Any unintended activations are kept to a minimum by an R/C timer circuit.  Setting the time is done with a rod magnet which activates a micro reed switches placed on each end of the logic section.  All of this is built using CMOS logic components; just like the original LED watches of the 70's. "I didn't cheat and use a microprocessor. Although I did use seven very small TSSOP packaged IC's."

Nixie Watch Redux

Nixie Watch Redux

Nixie Watch Redux

This production run is limited to 15 watches so if you want one, contact him asap :)

(images and description used with permission.)


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