[Eschlaep] put together this beautiful kitchen timer using a dekatron. We see all kinds of tube projects, but dekatron projects are fairly rare. The over all aesthetic is quite nice, though we’d be tempted to find a way to protect that high voltage circuit.
[via the Hack a Day flickr pool]
9 thoughts on “Dekatron Kitchen Timer”
I’d never heard of a dekatron before, but it looks pretty damn cool. I’m surprised more people don’t use them to count the seconds on a nixie clock
In http://www.flickr.com/photos/tubetime/3417304404/ you can see that they’ve mounted the PIC to the top side of the board by routing a large recess in the middle, bending the legs flat, and soldering.
That’s cool… I’d never heard of a dekatron. It’s like a stepper motor, except that it uses gas instead of a rotor. And it glows, which is always a plus :-)
dekatron in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojWIkZt2UZc
I just can’t believe that this hasn’t been used as the entire floor of a level in a video game!
At least one of the Myst games, or Uru.
It would be pretty cool to have a level that is inside one of these (another genre that hasn’t taken off, the ‘honey I shrunk the kids’ game).
Very awesome, makes me wish I had one of those timers.
Never heard of them before, funny enough. But very nice project!
Ace! I’ve got a whole box of those damn things but up to now i’ve not had a clue what to do with them all…but now I know!
That is pretty cool. I love this kind of old tube projects.
Look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumlock_ANITA_calculator
A calculator wich uses dekatrons and nixie tubes. It’s the first electronic calculator!
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