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Tube Art by Marc Rust

Sculpture from sparklemachine.com

Nixie tube clock

Thursday, March 29, 2007




Remember this? Here is the clock I was working on. Looks great. I especially love the way the numbers glow in and out as the numbers count up. Nixie tubes rock. This project (with a litte teaching from the father-in-law) got me to be quite a good soldering king. The parts were extremely small and took some practicing. This isn't like fixing an amp. Let me know what you think.

  1. Blogger felix said:

    That is frickin' awesome! Make me one! Seriously.
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  1. Blogger felix said:

    It's so great! I'm really glad you're such a soldering pro because now you can make one for us for Christmas. Gives you plenty of time. Sara

  1. Blogger Ray said:

    Marc-
    I love it man. How do I place an order. Im not even joking. I want one. Very very cool stuff!

    -Ray

  1. Blogger sparklemachine said:

    ok, first off. It cost a ton of money. I got the kit for $120 from Hong Kong. And then you have to put it together and the parts are tiny, tiny little things. Soldering at first is really hard because of how the pieces are so small and you get solder everywhere in the beginning. Lastly, this took forever. Even though I kind of love you guys, I won't be making any, anytime soon. So tough crap, you can just look at the video instead

  1. Blogger Mike said:

    Thanks for the recognition. You were a good student.

    It looks like you have a lot of requests for the clock. If they can afford the $1000 price tag I say go for it. You know you really loved assembling all those tiny little parts.

  1. Blogger Garry said:

    Tic Tock. I want an electric cuckoo clock!

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