2019(7)

Look behind the scenes of nixie tube making

Puri Nixie Clock in Grandhotel Pupp

June|2019 – Nixie Machine III, Grandhotel Pupp, new projects

Puri and OOO clock in Grandhotel Pupp We finally delievered the Puri and OOO clock to Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic). The OOO clock turned out to be extremely difficult to finish – the ceramics shrinks and deforms and matching it to exact layout of mounting holes or tubes on board with electronics […]

Space Odyssey lab :-)

May|2019 – visiting Paul Parry, new lab, TV spot

Meeting Paul Parry Finally, after years of email communication, I had a chance to personally meet Paul Parry with his wife and see his workshop. As you probably know, Paul Parry creates nixie clocks and other devices under brand “Bad dog designs“. Among others, Paul is creator of the wonderful Bombe clock. We spent many […]

Fog problem

April|2019 – FOG!

!!!!!!! WARNING !!!!!!! In this post, I am talking about internal problems we struggled with. Common way how companies deal with problems is denying them – everyone wants to be seen perfect. When I established this business, I decided we will do it differently. We will be honest and open, no BS. I will boast […]

March|2019 – Less distraction, clock boards revisions, fog

Clock boards revisions During March, we prepared revision of electronics board for Puri clock, revisited board for project NX2 (details will come), new board for our Blub clock (details soon) and few prototype boards for our new burn-in/testing device (machine we will use for burn-in and testing of our tubes). looking into list of our […]

Blub nixie clock

Feb|2019 – GIT, OOO clock, Blub

February.. We started using GIT We are now three people writing software for our devices – Sebastian, Radim, me. The same files need to be accessed from LAN and from internet as well (Sebastian on homeoffice or me from home). So we decided to setup a GIT for our source codes. It turned out that […]

Jan|2019 – Getter cutter progress, motion sensor

Getter cutter machine I am building a machine which will cut getter strips to individual pieces with minimal attention from the operator. The process must be clean, precise and reliable. It is not very difficult project, so I decided to take it as first project for my planned youtube video build series. I am learning […]

Dec|2018 – Burn-in device progress, filming stuff progress

Okay, December is over, 2018 is over, 7.1% of 2019 is over.. It’s high time I wrote a December update 🙂 Burn-in machine Probably the most single amount of time was invested into building of the new burn-in machine. This project is completely on Sebastian, I am just a source of information about current burn-in […]