This project uses retro technology for a cool looking clock. Nixie tubes were used in the 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's. The goal of my project is help our generation not only understand how far we have come with technology, but also to appreciate the beauty of previous designs.
Special Thanks to ...
Peggy Budai (my wife) for helping with the video and putting up with all my electrical and chemical mess around the entire house.
Jamie, Kylee and Sarah (my daughters) for helping me clean up my lab area so I had a clean place to do experiments.
Kerry, my friend, for doing all the woodworking on the prototype clocks. << Sorry I took credit that in the video. >>
I am thinking about making the top in solid copper instead of wood. I will be in contact with all people that are donating enough to get a completed clock. I can produce both the wooden top and copper if there is enough interest in both.
Risks and challenges
The design is proven to work well but the sustainability of the project may be limited due to the limited supply of nixie tubes. That being said there are currently enough tube available for me to complete a few hundred clocks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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