DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit
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- Fun with the "LEDs" of yesteryear
- Limited-edition DIY kit for makers
- Soldering experience required
Real nixie tubes are the "LEDs" of yesteryear. They proudly displayed their digits on scientific equipment, voltmeters, counters, and control panels. While they're no longer in production, we've managed to scrounge up some limited edition DIY sets that let you build your own Nixie Tube Clock.
It requires a bit of work, but if you put your heart and solder into it, you'll be waking up to your bright, shiny Nixie Tube Clock in no time (brightness adjustable). If you can wield a soldering iron and read a schematic, you're in business. You could also use the parts to hack together something completely different, for instance, something straight out of Steins;Gate. We'd love to see that.
- DIY kit to build a Nixie Tube Clock
- Displays: HH:MM, MM:SS, and DD:MM (or MM:DD)
- 12h/24h display mode (selectable)
- Set timezone & daylight-savings
- Built in motion-sensor to change settings
- Transition types: fade, ripple, and off
- Blue LED accent lights
- Can tick if so desired
- Includes an alarm function
- Microprocessor-controlled (Micro-USB cable included)
- Can transmit IR data packets to another clock
- Can be used to create your own Divergence Meter straight out of Steins;Gate if you can figure out what algorithm determines the Divergence Value of the current world line in relation to the absolute world line of 0% and plug that in (good luck with that)
- Case with steel hardware included
- Display tubes: 5 IN-14 and 19
- Power supply: DC 5V@500mA (included)
- Dimensions: 5 3/4" x 3 1/4" x 2.5"
- Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
- Includes: A billion parts. No srsly. If you're not a DIY Maker type? This is not the clock for you.