But they need about 200 volts to glow and it makes them dangerous and difficult to drive, at least for me.
So i decided to make something similar, a numeric display able to work with low voltages.
After thinking about it i had the idea of making a lightguide display with some glass and copper tape. The result is that ''glass nixie'' wich I'll explain how to make.
A Nixie tube is an electronic device for displaying numerals or other information using glow discharge.
Step 1: Materials
To make this ''glass nixie'' you'll need:
-10 smd LEDs (3mm)
-The PCB for the LEDs
-10 glass or acrylic panels (5x3cmx3mm)
-An enclosure for the 10 panels (mine is a glass box)
-Copper adhesive tape
-11 male headers (10+1)
-A resistor (50-330ohm)