August 9, 2016 Dalibor

Zen Nixie clock – update #2

New updates regarding the Zen Nixie clock are here!

Aluminum parts surface finish

I just received first small batch of tube bases from Adruu, Netherlands based company specialised in surface treatments of aluminum parts. The results is amazing – uniform surface, very nice satin texture. The bases are bead blasted first, then bright dipped and eventually anodized to final color. Special thanks to Adruu’s commercial director Joran van Bussel for very very kind attitude in whole process of this order!

The bases will be available in Silver, Champagne gold and black finish. Case aluminum stand, nixie tube bases and colon tube bases will have the same matching finish.

Silver satin

Silver satin

Tube base surface finish

Tube base surface finish

Tube base surface finish

Tube base surface finish

Tube base surface finish

Tube base surface finish

Black satin

Black satin

Champagne gold satin

Champagne gold satin

New board revision

New board revision prototype is finished, major changes:

  • presence of RGB underlighting (which can be controlled online).
  • parts from top of the board were moved to bottom to clean up the board

The boards will all be black/gold, this green is for prototyping only.

Last revision prototype

Last revision prototype

Zen clock underlight

Zen clock underlight

underlight detail

underlight detail

Colon tubes

Here are some pictures of the colon tubes which are in development as well. The aluminum base matches the nixie tube base in height and material. The height of the colons and internal structure will be different to match the nixie tubes. Colon tubes on the photo are prototypes, not actual size/look!

Colon tubes

Colon tubes

Online features

I shoot a short video describing the online functionality of the clock:

Pre-ordering

I finally started accepting pre-orders for the Zen clocks. You can order complete clock, case only or board only. You can pre-order now and decide which color you want later, when I have first complete clocks with finished cases.. You can order your clock on its page: Zen Nixie Clock.

Questions

If you have any questions, ask in comments!

Comments (5)

  1. Marc Dunand

    Wow, Dalibor, I reckon these kits are going to be just fabulous.

    I’m preordering two kits!

  2. Erich

    Do you plan a first edition numbering for the first ten complete clocks? Like engraving the base or numbering the first ten boards….

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