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.
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.