Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Wooden Nixie Clock: Where Nature Meets Technology

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

I don’t know what it is, but I’m a real sucker for Nixie tube clocks. There’s something about the soothing orange glow tubes that offer a simple, yet elegant way to display any numeric information. I hadn’t seen a design that really caught my eye in a while, when I stumbled onto this wooden beauty.

Wooden Nixie Tube Clock

The clock features a set of dramatic surface-mounted Nixie tubes which peek through the front of the warm reddish African Sapele wood case.

Nixie Tube Clock Wooden

The only thing keeping me from putting one of these clocks on my mantle is the fact that it’s only sold as a kit. And between writing this blog, a day job (yes, I have one of those too), and trying to retain some semblance of a life, it’s almost impossible to envision having the time to build this sucker.

Nixie Clock Kit Circuit

For those of you with more free time (and are more adept with your soldering skills than I), the kit comes with everything you need to build the clock, including pre-cut wood case parts, 6 Nixie tubes, a couple of bright neon bulbs for the hour:minute separator, and all the electronic parts you need. In all, there are 115 parts you’ll need to put the clock together.

Nixie Clock Kit Parts

If you’ve got the time on your hands to build your own clock, you can find this kit (along with a variety of other Nixie kits) from eBay seller Neonixie.



Drawing with Pigeons

Drawing with Pigeons

0000E8

0000E8

Starships Size Comparison 2.0

Starships Size Comparison 2.0

Advertisement
Nissan RE-LEAF EV is Designed to Provide Power in an Emergency

Nissan RE-LEAF EV is Designed to Provide Power in an Emergency

Ford Bronco with Manual and Sasquatch Package Confirmed

Ford Bronco with Manual and Sasquatch Package Confirmed

Win a C8 Corvette AND a 1962 Corvette Roadster

Win a C8 Corvette AND a 1962 Corvette Roadster

Advertisement