Nixie-based tube clocks

Peter Sztojanov Jr. of Steampunk Alchemy shared a link on Facebook yesterday to a few nixie clocks that he's been working on.  He did a really great job building them and photographing them and I wanted to share his work here.  He has a detailed walkthrough of the construction and a nice gallery to browse through.  Go check it out!

(photos are owned by Steampunk Alchemy and used with permission)

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From the thread:

Sorry for the delay on this folks. We have finally arrived at pricing  for the above and will be ready to ship in about 45 days (probably  less). Pricing is as follows:

Complete MOD-SIX_7971 Nixie Kit includes: 
** 5 black solder mask modular PCB’s (3 dual tube boards, 1 CPU and 1 PS board) 
** Pre-programmed CPU (see feature set below) 
** All SMD and thru-hole components 
**1.5 amp, 110 VAC-12VDC power supply 
** Pre-sized copper tubing for colon towers 
** Decorative precision CNC drilled and sanded 1/4” thick billet  aluminum base + all mounting hardware + screw-on heavy duty rubber  feet 
** Custom-made and sized 1/4” thick acrylic top 
** Assembly manual


Jürgen just sent me these new photos of the alternate enclosure for his Manuela HR nixie clock.  The plexiglas in the final product will be a gold color.  The plexiglas in the photo is actually a standard mirror finish that has been mocked up in Photoshop.  And, for those curious, the tubes are Siemens ZM1182 clear tubes that were manufactured in January 1967.

Wall Mount Nixie Clock

Michael Barile ( has yet another cool design online.  This one is called the "Streamline" nixie and it is inspired by the Art Deco/Streamline Moderne architectural style.  The electronics are based off of the Jeff Thomas design powering Z568M tubes and INW-1 indicators.  Like some of his other designs, this one is made out of solid aluminum and brass and weighs in at an impressive eighteen pounds.  This clock has an equally impressive footprint of of 6.75" wide x 17.75" long x 2.375" tall. Now go check out the build photos on his site.





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