The Art of Making a Nixie Tube


#1

Dalibor Farny, a software/electronic engineer and maker from the Czech Republic has been working for the last 5 years to reverse engineer the production process of Soviet-made Nixie tubes. Through trial-and-error, he taught himself vacuum tube technology, glass making and other industrial processes needed to make his first Nixie tube. In March of this year, he’s hired his first employee and started small-scale production at his workshop/factory inside a local castle.

He’s made this amazing video which showcases the art of making Nixie tubes:


#2

Nice, I keep meaning to make myself a nixie tube clock.


#3

There’s some effort and equipment involved there, how much are they?


#4

Not cheap https://www.amazon.co.uk/5-tube-Nixie-Clock-DIY-paxolin/dp/B0192KCLKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1475604636&sr=1-1&keywords=nixie+clock+kit


#5

Not cheap https://www.amazon.co.uk/5-tube-Nixie-Clock-DIY-paxolin/dp/B0192KCLKA/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1475604636&sr=1-1&keywords=nixie+clock+kit