kinda sorta maybe OT: Nixie tube display wristwatch

From: Scott Stevens <>
Date: Mon Feb 7 20:56:22 2005

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 12:51:59 -0800 (PST)
Tom Jennings <> wrote:

> I have the prototype. Maximum nerd cool. High voltage!
> Microprocessors! 50-year-old display tech! Wearable!

It's cool and all, but the article says the Nixie tubes were stripped
from an H-P DVM. I'm an old test-gear collector, and I'd hate for this
kind of thing to kick off a frenzy of people making 'novelty' items by
destroying old test equipment.

Are there Nixie tubes still in production? If so, cool and
all-power-to-it. If not, let's be cautious in our enthusiasm. This is
a 'core-plane wall-hanging' type thing for some of us.
Received on Mon Feb 07 2005 - 20:56:22 GMT

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