This set of four Nixie tubes display the number of people following bildr on Twitter. That’s neat; it uses an Arduino and some open source driver boards. But what caught out eye is the enclosure. The image above shows only half, but when assembled it’s a nice little cube that keeps the insides safe. This was laser cut using the Ponoko service and kicks off a design contest. Come up with the best idea for using 4 Nixies, their drivers, and $50 worth of Ponoko’s services and they’ll give you the materials to make it happen.
8 thoughts on “Nixie Tubes Live In A Cool Box”
Cool stuff! Now let’s all follow him so he has to add another digit…
Lets get this guy 10k followers…
i like the case but im wondering why he didn’t just use arduinix
lol i was gonna suggest we surpass 9999 to find out what happens
@jeditalian but that’s over nine t….ah fck it.
Great use of laser cut parts to make a solid block of a case.
Please post his twitter handle here so it’ll be easier to get him to 10000!
@bildr <– twitter handle
@zool, I tried to use the arduinix but they never responded to my emails and all the kits were sold out.
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