Nixie Tap

by Mladen Dinic

Minimalist Wi-Fi Nixie Clock

View all updates Jun 19, 2019

Production: Part I

Here’s what we’ve been up to since the previous update.

On the design side, all PCBs have been designed, and put into production. Expected arrival is within 2 weeks.

After the PCBs arrive, comes the soldering.

In kit versions, for your convenience, some small-footprint parts will be pre-soldered. This includes ICs such as ESD protection diode, touch sensor, USB-UART converter.

Enclosure design has also been finalized, and sent to production. Two weeks later, the enclosures are complete:

The critical part, the tubes themselves, have been secured! After a long explaining process at the customs, they accepted the explanation that Nixie Tubes are lamps, same as incandescent light bulbs. Here they are, in all their glory:

Almost all other electronic parts have arrived. Some will have to wait for the PCBs, but there is still work in assembling the kits.

Nixie Tap will have its own custom cardboard box, more on this once it’s produced.

Next steps:

  • Assemble kits while waiting for missing parts
  • Solder parts on PCB for kits
  • Solder everything for assembled version, once all parts arrive
  • Firmware final design

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Product Choices


Nixie Tap - DIY Kit

Want to build it yourself? This kit is for you. It includes all the parts you need to build your own Nixie Tap. An enclosure is not included, but feel free to 3D-print it from the provided STEP files.


Nixie Tap - Walnut

The walnut version of the Nixie Tap. Warm and welcoming.


Mladen Dinic

Mladen is a hardware manager by day, and product design enthusiast by night. He strives to create down-to-earth products while contributing to the open hardware community.

Mladen Dinic

Design, hardware, production

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