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Made with ten layers of edge-lit acrylic, Jürgen Grau’s numeric display is a low-voltage facsimile of the old school Nixie Tube displays that so many of us are enamored with. [via Hack a Day]

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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  1. Timothy Gray says:

    Polish and paint the edges of the acrylic with silver paint and it reflects more of the light back to the center to make the etched numbers brighter and eliminates more of the light spill from the edges.

  2. Jeffrey says:

    Ok, I’ll kick in $20 for Kickstarter on this! :D

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