I imagine Instructables user hellboy started out looking for a subtle, understated case design to show off his single-digit Nixie tube clock called CYCLOPS. Something well-crafted but minimal, and very modern, that would highlight the function of the device while tastefully eschewing decoration for its own sake.

And then he thought: Screw that. You only live once.

I heartily approve. Moderation, as Robert Heinlein wrote, is for monks. [Thanks, Lee!]


Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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  • The Doctor

    I’m fairly certain I had one of these in the TARDIS once…

  • Jack Edjourian

    This is awesome…thank you for sharing my clock with others….

  • Lee