New Product - The Akafugu Nixie Clock


Now available in our store: The Akafugu Nixie Clock!

The Akafugu Nixie Clock is a fun to build stylish clock kit that uses old-fashioned neon Nixie tubes. It comes as a kit complete with three PCBs, all neccesary components, four IN-12 Nixie tubes and smoke black acrylic enclosure.

Comes with adjustable RGB backlighting!
With beautifully styled PCB decorations on front and back plates
Front and back plates are part of the enclosure for a unique "modern meets retro" look. The side plates are laser cut acrylic in semi-transparent smoke black, allowing you to get a glimpse of the clocks inner workings.
Unique and simple control scheme: Everything is set using a single rotary encoder with button (and alarm on/off switch on right side). Turn the rotary encoder to set RGB backlighting mode. Hold the button down to cycle between setting alarm, time and custom settings.
Comes in a kit of three separate PCBs: Easy to solder Trough-the-hole (PTH) parts only. The small SMT parts come pre-assembled.
Russian top-view IN-12 Nixie tubes.
Powered from a single 9V (or 12V) AC adapter. The 180V high voltage required to run the nixie tubes is generated from the 9V DC supply.
Uses an Atmega328P microcontroller with Arduino bootloader and firmware preloaded. The firmware is written in Arduino, and is fully open source. Anyone can reprogram their Nixie clock using a simplenull and a USB mini-b cable. (Cable not included. FTDI adapter is available as an extra option in the shop. Other brands of FTDI adapter are also usable)