Sunday, February 5, 2012

Nixie Clock

I had IN-12 nixie tubes lying around from a batch I bought for a clock that I made a few years ago, and I decided to make a new clock since I had given that old one away. I wanted a sleek and practical clock. The one I am building has:

  • No buttons - time data acquired via a built in GPS unit
  • An anodized aluminum black case
  • A magsafe power connector and cord
  • Six digits - 4 digits for displaying HH:MM and two that cycle between time and temperature
  • Time keeping accuracy of 2 PPM/year courtesy of the DS3231 used for timekeeping
Each of these features took some work, so I'll be going into detail on each in future blog posts.