Tag Archives: DIY

High voltage power supply for Nixies, CFL, Neon-Glow-Bulbs etc.

What’s better than a good nixie tube or other high voltage accessory? Driving them for next to nothing with a scavenged disposable camera! I knew they kept those awful cameras around for something. In the link below, instructables steampunk guru Junophor explains how to power these high voltage devises using nothing more than a few bits of wire, the board and 1.5v AA or AAA from a cheapo disposable camera, and some guts and know how (high voltage is dangerous kids). Check the instructables link below and get ready to start gluing nixie tubes to… well everything.
High voltage power supply for Nixies, CFL, Neon-Glow-Bulbs etc. for my steampunk objects.

Tagged , , , ,

Homebuilt Chain Clock is Beautiful and Ingenious

Chain Clock from instructables

A drive motor for each of the three positions of this analog numerical clock drives a chain containing all the available numbers. A one hour, ten minute, and one minute gearing allow the chain driven numbers to line up like any other numerical clock, except in a much more fantastic way. You can see the build here.

Tagged , ,