ZIN18 - the new Nixie Tube & clocks
Meet Reborn ZIN18 the new super-compact Nixie tube - is shape of the history in the strong and smart modern body
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, March 18 2019 8:44 PM UTC +00:00.
Are you a fan of Nixie tubes? Are you upset that they are no longer mass-produced?
Millclock has designed and manufactured a new variety of Nixie tubes. We intend to set up their mass production for popular use in technical projects. Nowadays, ZIN18 is the most compact and upgraded Nixie tube on the market. Now, the famous Nixie tube’s shape is elongated, neat, strong, and smart.
Meet Reborn ZIN18. The New Super-Compact Nixie tube!
The name “ZIN” is a blend of the Z class and IN class Nixie lamps. It took us profound research and hard work to transform the two classes into one. Conceptually, first we modernized a beautiful base which is used in the Z class tubes. Then, we elongated a small IN18 Nixie tube with digits measuring 44 mm in height., and mounted it in the base. We strengthened the entire piece to create the modern adaptation of the Reborn ZIN18 super-compact Nixie tube using modern equipment. Most of the Nixie tubes that are used in technical projects are taken from the 50-year-old storages. We offer a modern Nixie tube which can be used in a wide variety of different projects, providing a modern more widely available alternative to the older original Nixie tube components which are becoming harder and harder to find.
The Manufacturing Process
The manufacturing of this beautiful tube is like creating an art piece like mechanical clocks, perfume, or gem jewelry. The process is quite intricate and mesmerizing with all of its milestones elaborated. First, we manually assemble 47 best quality components of the envelope. Then, we form the glass tube and the thread in special machines, and put the whole piece in the “ovens” with temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees °C. Then, we anneal it, infuse mixture of pure gasses, and finally test it on the stand. Such procession results in highly strengthened glass of the tube and leak-free seal at the bottom part of the tube. And those are the two main checkpoints of the tube’s long service lifetime. The service life of a Reborn ZIN18 Nixie tube is about 20 years or 200,000 hours of uninterrupted work 24/7. Owing to such manufacturing process and scientific approach, the tubes components can be only worn out due to the aging of its materials.
Energy saving lamps
ZIN18 is a low energy-consuming lamp with minimum supply voltage of 170V, minimum cathode current of 5mA, and maximum cathode current of 8mA.
3 Stylish Brands
Reborn ZIN18 tubes are available with three varieties of bases depending on your style and preference:
- black anodized,
- and sand blasted aluminum.
The tubes with all the three base varieties are very stylish and constitute different brands of the Reborn ZIN18 Nixie tubes - glamorous, deep, and underground.
To make the ZIN18 tubes smarter, the Z class base has been upgraded to a smart-base. Each base has a seating that consists of a programmable circuit mini board to control the nixie tube. Also, it is made as a place-saving base and holds a spare place for under-lighting components. Such construction provides more extra space in your project for additional hardware and technology if required.
Also, the ZIN18 cathode digits can easily be programmed to display exact time and other valuable data. The digits have a wide variety of visual effects. They can be adjusted to slowly or quickly transform from one digit to another, which looks phantasmagorical, especially in the dark.
Happy owners of Nixie tubes are often delighted to observe the mere natural process, when electric current crawls in gas over the cathode numbers while showing data. And managing electric movement in the setting mode, while watching the clock in life, seems to be even more breathtaking for the owners.
To create a moody effect throughout your premises, you can switch on the under lighting. The software allows for a vast range of colors and visual effects of under lighting that would create any mood in your premises – parting, romantic, or relaxing.
To manufacture Reborn ZIN18, it is pledged for a start-up’s price.
The packages include 1, 4, and 6 nixie tubes. They can be used in making clocks and other numeric indication devices. For example, one Nixie tube can be programmed to show time consecutively - first displaying hours then minutes. While four Nixie tubes can be used to indicate time digits with simultaneous hours and minutes displayed. Finally, using six tubes you can simultaneously display hours, minutes, and seconds.
Pledging for one tube is a good choice for your own project or you can used it as a gift since it a new advanced and state of the art piece of technology that carries “As Is” value.
4 and 6 tube packages can be a special gift for any person who is into electronics and know their way around a soldering iron. They are very simple, reliable, and beautiful to use in new devices. You just have to place them on board, do simplified programming, attach the casing or base of your choice, and enjoy your own creation for many years. If you want a new design, you can always change the casing or base and proceed using these beautiful ZIN18 lamps in a new device. With this compact and elongated shape of the lamps, the devices always look exquisite and neat.
New ZIN18 Reborn Nixie Clock With Six New ZIN18 Tubes!
The elongated, neat, smart, and super-compact ZIN18 Nixie tubes found their new place in our ZIN18 Reborn Nixie clock.
Can there be a more ostentatious way to express yourself than with this modern and beautiful, multifunctional and easy, historic and cutting-edge time indicating machine? It is an investment and gift for individuals and companies that sure will make an impression.
Despite the fact that the nixie tubes are made of steel-glass, they come complete with an additional glass outer casing that not only protects the delicate electronics but also allows the clock to be admired from any angle.
Control via Application
ZIN18 Reborn Nixie clock comes with software and a companion smartphone application that is available for both iOS and Android — allowing users to control the Nixie tubes or clock directly from their smartphone.. The companion application will enable you to tweak the behavior of the clock, and alter visual effects of the Nixie tubes and lighting. In the dark, visual effects are especially expressive, while the clock’s effects look like floating electricity in glass when it’s light.
Control via Touch pad
ZIN18 Nixie clock supports censor communication and is fitted with a touchpad. It is located on the front side of the glass casing, allowing you to better view the changes in the clock’s behavior. Many happy owners adore setting their Nixie clock and watching it run from a close distance. It is not surprising, as it is absolutely amazing to watch the 6 stalls 10 digits each in a glass case to chase electric current and make an orange glow from discharged gas. This can fascinate the entire family, your colleagues, or clients. Changing the clock’s behavior is possible by supplying little punches of electricity to one of the digits via a small thread that in its turn is connected to the circuit.
The ZIN Nixie clock’s software pack encompasses all the functions that are binding for basic functioning of the clock and a vast variety of other features. You are going to enjoy every moment with this clock. It includes a touch pad, mobile application, time synchronization via the Internet, correction of accuracy, alarm, hourly chimes, spectacular cathode anti-poisoning, pre-defined theme modes, summertime auto-switch, as well as the ability to tweak the clocks appearance and setting modes.. The application is very easy and user-friendly. All you need to do is to authorize the device. And it will synchronize the time automatically. Reborn ZIN18 Nixie tube software is provided free of charge and comes with recommendations from the development team on best practices when tweaking and changing settings.
You can easily adjust not only the ZIN clock’s behavior but also select its brand to match your expectations.
ZIN18 Reborn Nixie clock bases are available in three different hues to match the three types of the Nixie tubes styles available taking the form of fair, dark, and grey. Each design has its own charm. Fans of beautiful technologies would agree that they all ostentatiously contribute to the Renaissance of the Nixie clocks making. The price of the pledge is the same for each design and will contribute to mass production of the super-compact, new type of Nixie tubes.
We plan to start shipments of ZIN18 Reborn Nixie clocks and Reborn ZIN18 Nixie tubes in March 2019. On our part, the production chain is ready, and the software is designed and developed.
While you are backing us up
- We manufacture the tubes and clocks,
- Test the new tubes, software, and hardware
- Order parts and gift packages.
The Millclock team is based in Ukraine and specializes in electronics and information technology. We have hands on devices and appliances that work on Nixie tubes indication technology and create them manually. Three-four Millclockers started from a small Nixie tube clock for the ones, whom they loved. Now, our range includes diverse series of clocks, watches, and thermometers. What makes Millclock really different is the fact that we give our customers an opportunity to choose the set of functions in any of the clock models.
Our team brings together talented ninja developers (developer polyglots), technical dreamers, and agitated managers. We admire adventurers and gigs. We cherish self-development and value of synergy. We are committed to popularizing technologies, just like Nixies, that were filtered by time and preserved by people. Since there appears a great interest in making Nixie devices, we adhere to modernizing Nixie tubes and making their mass production for general use possible. We modernize obsolete technologies and develop in new directions, such as IoT (internet of things). We always offer discounts, and keep our products accessible. We invite you to join our community and share our affections.
Warranty and communion
We offer a 15-year warranty on the range of Reborn ZIN18 Nixie ltubes and one year on the components in the Nixie tube clock. Also, the clock owners are welcome to refer to our professional Support center any time after the warranty ends. We are always open to communication and will be glad to be of help to our community.
Risks and challenges
Risks and challenges
We made everything necessary for calculation, organization, and scheduling of the funds, time, and resources for production and delivery of items. So, you are most likely to get them early this spring. We can’t control when Kickstarter transfers us the money, and when the delivery companies deliver you the items.
If there is a delay caused by one of the two things mentioned above or by any other third party, we will keep you informed in the Updates section. This section will also contain manufacturing and delivery progress. We will make sure everything goes as smooth as possible when you order your super-compact Nixie tubes or your beautiful ZIN18 Nixie clock.
If there is a delay with any of this chain pillars, ours or of the third party, we are going to keep you informed and make a note in the Updates section. This section will also contain all the progress that we will be making while manufacturing and sending you your items. We want you to feel calm and happy, when you get your super-compact Nixie tubes or your beautiful ZIN18 Nixie clock.