nixie

  • A Vegas Drone Rodeo In The Rain

    A Vegas Drone Rodeo In The Rain

    Just like last year, we paid a visit to the annual Drone Rodeo in the Nevada desert ahead of the first day of CES this year. Unlike last year, though, the weather was horrible. As we arrived at the Clark County Shooting Complex (and no, drone shooting wasn’t on the program), it was already windy and miserably cold. After about ten minutes, it started raining. Unsurprisingly… Read More

  • These Hand-Made, Solar-Powered Nixie Watches Are Retro-Tastic

    These Hand-Made, Solar-Powered Nixie Watches Are Retro-Tastic

    Nixie watches are nothing new – Woz wears one sometimes – but these glowing tubes, originally designed in the 1970s for heavy-duty industrial displays, are hard to power and hard to maintain. However, it looks like a designer has finally hit on exactly the right mix of cool styling and power management. Read More

  • This DIY Nixie Clock Uses No More Components Than Necessary

    This DIY Nixie Clock Uses No More Components Than Necessary

    If you want to recreate what it was like for hobbyists before the advent of the integrated circuit, this clock is for you. This thing uses “215 discrete transistors, 518 diodes, 472 resistors and 101 capacitors on a massive 10″ x 14″ printed circuit board” to recreate something that 1960s-era James Bond would shut down at exactly the 007 mark to prevent the world… Read More

  • A Nixie Tube display that looks like something Q would use

    Tim at The Transistor in Provo, Utah, built his own Nixie display using an Arduino board, a serial converter, and a heavy-duty DC-DC converter to power the tubes. More great videos after the jump. Read More

  • DIY: Turn your digital picture frame into a nixie clock

    Apparently, it’s DIY Sunday here at Crunchgear. Here’s another little project for you to do, using an inexpensive digital picture frame and some steampunk aesthetic to create a pretty sweet looking clock. Read More

  • K7 Klok Kit: Nixie Tubes for All

    We love Nixie tubes. They are vacuum tubes once used as readouts for old timey electronics like nuclear reactor control rooms and James Bond villian bombs. Now you can build your own Nixie clock with the K7 Klok Kit, a $129 kit with everything you need to rock out like Goldfinger. Product Page [via CoolHunting] Read More