The Akafugu Nixie Clock is a fun to build stylish clock kit that uses old-fashioned neon Nixie tubes.
Nixie tubes were once the dominant type of display in early electronics devices such as multimeters, calculators and military equipment. A nixie tube contains a single anode in the form of a wire mesh and usually ten cathodes, generally in the shapes of the numbers 0-9. Nixies with other symbols are also common. By applying around 170-180 volts bewtween a cathode and the anode, the cathode will light up in its characteristic yellow neon glow.
The Akafugu Nixie clock comes in a 3 PCB modular design with a unique look that incorporates the PCB board into the case: The front and back panel are PCB boards, with smoke black acrylic lining the sides. The result is a strikingly simple and compact Nixie clock that combines modern and retro looks.
The clock is controlled and set using an innovative method involving a single push-button rotary controller and three indicator LEDs on the display board.
- Comes as a kit complete with acrylic case
- 4 IN-12 Nixie tubes and two LED separator dots
- Selectable RGB backlight for the tubes
- High-precision DS3231M Real Time Clock for accurate timekeeping
- Controlled using a push-button rotary controller
- Dedicated on-off switch for alarm
- ATMega328P microcontroller with Arduino bootloader
- Open-source Arduino-based firmware, easy for anyone to understand and modify
- Controller booard can drive up to 6 digits
This product generates high voltages (180V~200V) and can be dangerous if handled improperly.