Nixie tube ornament

Nixie tube ornament

Ian made an awesome Nixie tube ornament –

“The Nixie Tube Ornament is a homage to the light-up&motion ornaments from the early 90’s. The ornament looks cool on a tree and makes a great gift. Finally, a use for IN-12/15 top view tubes!

I used an IN-15A symbol nixie in this ornament. An IN-12 works great too.”Link.

10 thoughts on “Nixie tube ornament

  1. Teresa3455 says:

    Wow, high voltage and dry pine needles — that’s a fire waiting to happen!

  2. Fusion says:

    i wanna know where he got that instructables tool, i’m saving for the make tool….sorry but it is a little pricy considering i just got a gerber for 25$ but it would be nice to have a little collection of tools for people who look at the label that says “opening this will void your warranty” as a challenge.

  3. philliptorrone says:

    you cant buy those, you can only win them.

  4. abbtech says:

    I love how thick that display is!

  5. ian-2 says:

    Wow, high voltage and dry pine needles — that’s a fire waiting to happen!

    The HV for the tube (180 volts DC) is actually less than the voltage in the Christmas lights (220 volts AC). An occasional watering keeps the tree from drying out…

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