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First Window-Envelope seal | Project H #3

First Window-Envelope seal | Project H #3

I made another step in the development of the “H tube”.. In this video, I am trying to seal the front window into the tube envelope for the first time. This experiment is mainly about exploring weaknesses in our equipment with the intention to adapt it to this size of the glass.

Vacuum Holder for Glass Window | Project H #2

Vacuum Holder for Glass Window | Project H #2

To successfully seal the glass window to the main envelope body, I need to develop a holder for the glass windows which is able to withstand high temperature and hold the glass by vacuum. I think I can mark this “done”.

Starting New 150mm Nixie Tube | Project H #1

Starting New 150mm Nixie Tube | Project H #1

I am starting a project of a new nixie tube – a large 150mm front-view nixie tube. This particular tube is designed for an artwork that will be installed in October 2020. I want to keep you regularly updated on how is this project coming along. Wish me luck 🙂

Updating firmware remotely

Updating Firmware in Our Clocks Remotely

The development of firmware for a product is a neverending story. I always wanted to keep also the clocks of our first customers up-to-date and with all the latest features, so we had to come up with a way how to update their firmware remotely. Thanks for help to: Lukáš Jezný – participating on the […]

Can nixie tube operate at 100 000 Hz?

Can Nixie Tube Operate At 100 000 Hz?

I am going to switch to making videos instead of writing the blog articles. Each new video will be added as a blog entry. I hope you will like it 🙂 Yes! With Sebastian, we are trying to understand (and explain) the physics behind the fast switching of digits in a nixie tube. Link to […]

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 […]