Edge-lit LED Nixie Tube Style Display

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Edge-lit LED Nixie Tube Style Display


http://vimeo.com/36983157
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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12 thoughts on “Edge-lit LED Nixie Tube Style Display

  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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