Introduction: Nixie Inspired 7 Segment Display
This Instructable is the first part of a bigger project : a desktop clock with 4 pseudo Nixie 7 segment digits.
I decided to publish a dedicated Instrcutable for the Nixie because I was highly inspired by an article read on hackaday (http://hackaday.com/2015/03/03/nixie-inspired-7-segment-display/).
Here is my version which looks promising. Stay tuned for the desktop clock.
The 7 segment is a one inch high 10016AS model. I will use a plexiglass tube to make it look like a nixie tube.
Step 1: The Grid
The grid is made with a metalic mesh I bought on internet.
It is shaped with pliers and painted in black.
Step 2: The Display
Between the display and the circuit, I inserted a Blue led (3mm size), drowned in hot glue to diffuse the glow.
The base circle is the size of the plexiglass tube.
Step 3: Painting
Painting in black with Tamiya paint.
Step 4: Preparing the 3 Others
After the prototype, I prepared the stuff to make the 3 others nixie.
4 years ago
I really like this idea. I've always wanted to build a nixie clock but the tubes and the kits are so expensive. It would be great to make a clock with these alternatives. Did you ever make one? I'd love to see the result.
6 years ago
This looks really good!