Nixie Tube powered from a disposable camera

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Clever – Matt is using a simple power supply from a $5 one use camera to power a Nixie Tube, he writes –

“A Nixie Tube is a glass enclosure with what I believe to be neon in the inside. There is an anode with 10 elements, each representing 0-9. These were used before the 1970’s when the LCD and LED did not exist.

I found some at the local surplus electronics shop, tore a power supply from a disposable camera and had success getting it to fire; they’re pretty great and I intend to make a killer clock.”Link.


  • Single tube Nixie clock – Link.
  • Maker of the day – David Forbes, Nixie-display clocks … – Link.
  • HOW TO – Powering Nixie Tubes… – Link.
  • Tiny Nixie clock – Link.
  • The most accurate nixie clock – ATOMIC!.. – Link.
  • Nixie clocks & kits for collectors and designers – Link.
  • Nixie clock gallery – Link.
  • More! – Link.

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