Blub, a Modern Clock With Nixie Tube Display


Wed, Jan 29th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Blub is a beautiful if expensive modern clock that features 12/24 hour time, date, temperature and automatic night time shut-off, using gorgeous Nixie tubes as a display.

I’ve always had an interest in contemporary products which use vintage/traditional technologies. They fit in well with today’s aesthetic trends but still retain that sense of nostalgia and sentimentality. Nixie tube technology is a great example of this. I’d seen quite a few tube clock designs online, but couldn’t find one whose character matched what I was after, so I decided to design my own. The prototype clock had a lot of interest and people were asking where they could get one, so here I am on Kickstarter to help me share the design with you and others and set up a small production run.



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