Nixie Bargraph Clock for sale on Tindie!

Now the clock is finished and working beautifully I’ve decided to list it as a kit onTindie. In the kit, you’ll receive the populated board, nixie tubes and a battery. With this kit, all you have to do is mount it and make your own bargraph clock! Just click this link!


Interference – Personalised art based on wave interference (coming soon…)

I have been evolving my wave wood sculptures and have been experimenting with making 2D instead of 3D renderings of these same equations. By plotting slices through the equations, beautiful patterns can emerge. I have done this previously and laser etched the results onto glass coasters, but now I have been printing them out as posters. Each design unique, using birth dates to seed the algorithm. They look great on my wall and a definite conversation starter.

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SMD prototype boards

I have frequently had the need for a SMD prototype board, and while regular strip board can work it is never satisfactory. After spending £15(!) on 1 small board from Farnell for work I decided enough and quickly designed my own. The boards arrived this morning. I haven’t made anything with them but I might knock something up later, see how good they are… I’m not convinced by the yellow…


Nixie clock is finally finished

It’s been a long time since I started the rework of my nixie bargraph clock. Probably about a year, but I can finally sit back and say it’s finished. I plan to make a few, one to repair the original instructable clock and this one which I mounted on a piece oak.

The numbers have been laser etched with the tubes held by copped pipe straps. The board is mounted on the front with a protective acrylic screen. Exposed PCBs aren’t to everyone’s taste but they are mine. There’s a little RGB LED which indicates which mode the clock is in: set time, calibrate hours tube, calibrate minutes tube. Knowing that the tubes have a limited life span I added some code so they turn off between 1am and 6am. All pretty straight forward stuff. Now it hangs on the wall looking ace.