*Note: the above video does not represent the kit, it is only here for illustrative purposes.
If you can solder, love old school nixie tubes,
and have $150 in your pocket, this DIY Nixie desk clock might be just the thing for you, available from thinkgeek.
Nixie tubes were used in the 50`s for everything from early digital voltmeters, desktop calculators, frequency counters, basically they were the LED of that time. Though they were more delicate than today`s LED some of them can be expected to last for more than 200,000 hours.
Here`s a breakdown of the kit..
* DIY kit to build a Nixie Tube Desk Clock
* High quality nixie tubes
* Microprocessor controlled
* Neon HH:MM separator
* Accurate timekeeping
* Display tubes: NOS ZM1336K
* Anode HT: +180VDC
* 12h/24h displaying (selectable)
* 50/60Hz AC power sync (auto-detect)
* Power supply: AC/AC 12V@500mA (included)
* Dimensions: 4.33" x 2.16" x 2.36"
* DIY kit - SOLDERING REQUIRED
Get it here