Laser Cut Case for Nixie Clock

May 09, 2010

Nixies are a wonderful bit of retro technology.  Inside the glass tubes, 10 anodes ( 0-9 ) are encased in a wire mesh.  When powered, each number glows independently of one another.  Practical?  In their day. Now they just look cool.

I assembled the clock a few months ago based on a kit from Tube Hobby.  The case is based loosely on the klok case, and cut from layers of frosted 1/8 acrylic sandwiched between blue.  It came out with a nice retro modernist feel that we think looks cool and keeps with the technology itself.

I may have to get another one because – well, can you ever have too many nixie clocks, and I really want to build a Steampunk case for one.