Kickstarting a next-gen steampunk nixie clock




Call me a purist, but I prefer my steampunk nixie devices to be last-gen.


This is one of those articles that was entirely generated by randomly combining keywords from past BB headlines. I like it!


I have been looking for a kit of just those components.


It looks like that gizmo from Steins;Gate - now if only it worked the same!


Was a tad disappointed to see that this one here only simulates it.


Wow that’s one precision replica!


Paging @nixiebunny - pick up the White Courtesy You’ve Been Outflanked Telephone, please.


Disappointed to see this was not your stuff.

Also, more video of the video-coat, please. From a distance, in the dark.

OTOH, what’s steampunk about a nixietube?

Dieselpunk, perhaps? …but that would be, mmmmmmm!, dials.


##Probably cathodepunk.

Crackle-paint finish, lots of buttons and blinky-lights. Waving needle-gauges. The size of a large desk, and twice as heavy.

THAT is NOT Steampunk!

Nixietubes weren’t made until the 1950s, so it’s more like atompunk


We need more atompunk. WAY more atompunk.

Why the Nixie clocks aren’t made with decatrons? At least for the seconds and sub-seconds? The spinning dots would add quite a lot of the period feel, making it look more like an atomic test countdown console.

…also, why the clocks don’t have a countdown mode?

All that’s needed is daisychaining the decatron-nixie pairs in a way that each digit is controlled with a Reset and Increment (and maybe Decrement) pulse. A microcontroller then can just provide the setting and the clock pulses.

Edit: Thought: What about making an integrated decatron-nixie pair? Both in a single tube, with only the GND/RST/INC/DEC signals going out of the bottle?


Awesome, I love all nixie tube things. Good luck to Kyle.


Regardless of what its called, it’s a cool looking and unique piece of work. Takes a lot of skill to make something like this. A nice take on the traditional mantle clock.


I neglected to say that, and it was churlish of me.

Lots of skill to make something like this, skill I hain’t got, that’s for sure.


Look at this steampunk ukelele nixie banana clock on Kickstarter on the subway. Just look at it.


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