What are 'Nixie' -
tubes? Nixie tubes are the LED indicators of the past. In the
1950's, 60's, and early 70's, there were no LED or liquid crystal
So, neon gas filled tubes were used to display numerical data. These
Nixie tubes were commonly found on scientific equipment, counters,
voltmeters, control panels, etc.
Nixies feature a characteristic warm orange glow. Having been widely
replaced by newer display technology, Nixie tubes are no longer mass
produced, which explains their price today.
Digital Nixie clock kit
K8099 displays the time in either 12 hour or 24 hour formats on four
Nixie tubes. The pictured kit enclosure is not included but is available
This is an electronic
kit rated skill level 4 (fairly advanced). User assembly of components
and soldering is required.