I stumbled across this old video of a Charactron tube by General Dynamics. (It was in my collection so I converted it to a web-friendly formate and hosted it on Vimeo.) I have a similar tube by Raytheon that acts as a monoscope that works on the same principle. Hopefully someone else enjoys this video!
I found this great little RCA DR 2000 / DR 2010 tester on eBay. For $4.99, it was worth every cent. I cannot find much information on this device other than the markings on the markings on the device itself. ”RCA Numitron Digital Display Device Demonstrator 1g1308″ The controls are pretty simple – the knob [...]
I just added a few more photos to the tube database. New photos below.
I’m working on creating a database of all of my Nixie, Numitron, and VFD display tubes. Below is the preliminary table and all of the photos can be found here. Please let me know what you think. Changes? Suggestions? Last updated 04-30-2009 added IV-17, IV-22, photos
Magic Eye Winker EAM86 6GX8 via eBay/ $98 / sold by Tortugascuba I found one more magic eye winker in addition to the one yesterday. This one is a little more expensive but it comes as a complete kit. I really like this little version. There are no integrated circuits and it looks well built. I [...]
Magic Eye tube demonstration via eBay/ $75 / sold by Vintage Technology Association I just found this great little gadget on eBay. It is a demonstration kit for magic eye tubes. At $75, it is a pretty good deal and it is from a reputable seller. Check out the video after the jump.
I know this is old but if you haven’t seen it, it is worth watching. Fabrication d’une lampe triode by F2FO
By Etsy user Koolatron / $125 I like this device. Not only is it a cool use of a great use of cyan VFD displays, but it is small and at $125, it is worth every cent. First and foremost, it is a 4-letter-word device. Normally, these are made with tubes such as the B7971 [...]
This tube is amazing. It is made of 16 segments in a star burst pattern to allow it to display numbers and letters. However, like the smaller number and symbol only versions of Nixie tubes – they were quickly replaced with LCD displays and LEDs.
As they say in Monty Python: “And now for something completely different.” I love unique clocks. Not grandfather clocks, not cheap $10 alarm clocks, I am talking about hand-made small quantity digital clocks. Without any more filler text, here is my list of favorite clocks: Nocrotec Sylvia Clock By Dieter Wächter – $399 http://nocrotec.com/start.php?navi=5&pid=21>xtid=110&lg=en This [...]