40 minutes of extremely soothing artisanal Nixie tube production.

Dalibor Farný:

The nixie tube is a vintage display device which had been used until 70s when it was replaced with LED displays. The complex knowledge of manufacture of nixie tubes literally died with tube factory's engineers, glassblowers and machine operators.

I discovered nixie tubes in 2011 and since then, I've devoted all my time to studies of nixie tubes and its manufacturing processes. After years of intensive work, with help of many people, I eventually succeeded and have revived the knowledge and equipment for production of nixie tubes.

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11 Responses:

  1. Leonardo Herrera says:

    I needed more room so I moved from the garden shed to a local castle

    Yes. I mean, the obvious place to install your mad scientist lab is a fucking castle.

  2. tfb says:

    Whenever I see people doing things like this I think 'why do I piss away my life writing bad software?' There must be a reason: I suppose it is 'getting paid'.

  3. Nate says:

    The top left tube in the burn-in rack does not show a "6".


    Awesome work and great video.

  4. jkow says:

    This is truly amazing. I am now thinking about visiting that castle upon my next trip to the Czech Republic.

    • James says:

      Are you coming at it from the wrong direction? Would you rather have a WeFunder to hire staff to give makers worldwide vacations to the castle vicinity while you roll in the dough?

  5. Carlos says:

    This is fan-fucking-tastic. Amazing video, thanks jwz for posting it - I wouldn't have found it on my own.

    Now if only he could boost production to the point where the tubes were only $20 or $30 apiece... not so artisinal, though.


  6. db48x says:

    I wonder if there's profit in selling artisinal production lines...

  7. MrBill says:

    Someone has been shopping at IKEA.

  8. Lee says:

    For soothing artisanal videos, its hard to beat the 20+ part clickspring series on making a clock from scratch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8Y146v8HxE

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