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IN-12B NIXIE Tube Clock Kit Unboxing, Assembly, and Overview

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Published on Jan 11, 2016

In this video we will take a look at the Nixie Tube Clock kit that I bought off Ebay. After wanting a nixie clock for a couple of months I finally gave in while I was on my Christmas break. The first time I had ever seen a Nixie clock was while I was watching Tomorrowland, it was only shown for a few minutes, but that was I all needed to become obsessed. I scrambled to the internet entering in awkward search terms like "vacuum tube clock", "orange number clock", and "Tomorrowland clock" until I finally ran into a Google forum informing me about what it actually was. Soon after I headed straight to Amazon to look for one, I was extremely disappointed when I was met with price tags that exceeded $300. Ebay was a little bit better but I was still seeing kits that were $100+ and that was way above my budget. The 4-digit clocks were in my price range but I just had to have the constant motion of a 6-digit Nixie equipped with second digits. After keeping my eye out for a couple months I was ecstatic when I finally came across a 6-digit clock within my budget. I hit the "buy it now option" and nine days later I had the kit in my hands. Assembling the kit was challenging for me. There were a tone of surface mounted resistors and diodes which took FOREVER to solder to the board. The LED's which mount behind the tubes were incredibly small and also a pain to handle. Besides that, everything else was pretty straight forward. The seller sent me a very helpful manual which contained detailed diagrams, pictures, and a schematic. I am very happy with this clock! It looks awesome and I had an absolute blast assembling it. After using it for a little I have noticed that the programming is a little buggy, sometimes the clock will not set properly. Though, so far this is the only issue I have had with it and really this is a very small flaw. The clock is absolutely beautiful and something that I am very proud to display on my desk.

HD images and article on my website: http://www.aacomputersandtechnology.c...

PDF: http://www.aacomputersandtechnology.c...

Ebay Seller: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-532...

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