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Thursday
23 March 2017





Nixie clock with GPS

I’d never heard of a nixie clock until today, but now that I’ve seen one I’m thinking of making one myself.  Created by combining IN-14 nixie tubes and a serial GPS receiver, nixie clocks–and this one in particular–maintain a retro sci-fi look while keeping impossibly accurate time.

nixie gps clock Nixie clock + GPS receiver = incredibly accurate, retro time teller

This one, selling on Etsy for US$400, consists of tubes bought from a hobby shop in Eastern Europe, a serial GPS receiver and custom acrylic casing.  It can display time in 12/24 hours, has programmable functions for daylight savings, on/off times and battery backup.  Just plug it in to a 12 Volt wall socket and you’re ready to go.

Check out more pictures after the jump.

nixie gps clock 2 Nixie clock + GPS receiver = incredibly accurate, retro time teller
nixie gps clock 3 Nixie clock + GPS receiver = incredibly accurate, retro time teller

nixie gps clock 4 Nixie clock + GPS receiver = incredibly accurate, retro time teller

nixie gps clock 5 Nixie clock + GPS receiver = incredibly accurate, retro time teller

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