Nixie tube counters are popular among geeks, especially those building retro projects. This clever kit combines the look of a Nixie tube but with a heart of LEDs and a PCB board.
The original Nixie tube counters used glowing wire as displays for on-the-fly and bright number display in a pre-LED age. This neat kit uses edge lit acrylic sheets to create the visual effect of a Nixie tube with LED. Watch the video above to see it in action and then hit up the link below to read more about the kits.
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- Published 02/21/12