Minimalist Nixie tube clock


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This clock makes economic sense. Those big IN-18 tubes cost so much these days that a six-digit clock sells for over a thousand bucks.


#3

I love this… although I have to confess I thought the headline said “tube sock” and I clicked through to see what a “minimalist tube sock” would look like.


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If it makes you feel better at all, you’re not alone. :laughing: In fact I was a little disappointed. Though the idea of wearing the socks @Eksrae posted does not fill me with anything like glee either.


#6

I have found and bought nixies at local flea markets. But I do not have four matching ones. The one tube clock is the answer!
Great idea.


#7

So pretty…

I think my own Nixie Tube project needs a little more work. Plus, does any one know how to stop the high-voltage fly back converter singing like a mad diva?


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Even more minimal: http://www.timeguy.com/cradek-files/clocks/one-tube-clock.jpg


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Those look more like… heel panties.

Are are… strangely… alluring…


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I stop the flyback singing in my Nixie watches by turning it off when not in use.

You might investigate using a transformer whose windings and cores are epoxied together.


#11

Impregnating the transformer with some kind of varnish should work too. If diluted enough, it should be able to soak into the coil.


#12

Thanks, that sounds like a simple solution.


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