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The Shop => Electronics & IC Programing => Topic started by: awemawson on October 03, 2016, 11:54:57 AM

Title: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: awemawson on October 03, 2016, 11:54:57 AM
Came across this amazing video of a chap who has set himself up to make large Nixie Tubes. Highly skilled glass working.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxL4ElboiuA

Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: DMIOM on October 03, 2016, 12:56:04 PM
Thanks Andrew,

Amazing work - and an amazing set of toys  :bugeye:

Dave
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: RobWilson on October 03, 2016, 01:13:02 PM
Very interesting  :thumbup:



Rob
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: Joules on October 03, 2016, 01:18:22 PM
Great video, love those craft skills.
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: philf on October 03, 2016, 02:23:01 PM
Brilliant,

$145 each - not bad when you consider how much time they take and the investment in equipment.

I had a box full of smaller ones somewhere!

Phil.
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: DavidA on October 03, 2016, 03:42:07 PM
Certainly very interesting.

I have six of the small standard ones in the RACAL 836 Frequency Counter on the shelf across the room from me.  Still work.

Dave.
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: awemawson on October 03, 2016, 04:35:59 PM
I made a clock and a frequency counter using the smaller ones back in the 1970's using 74141 driver i/c's
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: Will_D on October 03, 2016, 05:11:21 PM
Amazing skill and dedication.

Some serious boys toys in his Den!
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: rudydubya on October 03, 2016, 05:38:02 PM
Fascinating.  Thanks for sharing that, Andrew.

Regards,
Rudy
Title: Re: Making Nixie Tubes
Post by: PK on October 04, 2016, 12:45:25 AM
I watched this the other day and it's a great insight into what small scale manufacturing is.  No robots or offshore sweatshops.  Those SLS printed jigs and fixtures are pure porn...
PK