Power-hungry, dangerous and hot under the collar, those are just some of the qualities of a vacuum tube that hastened the advent of solid-state electronics. But the same qualities, plus the fact that those tubes are cool make them an attractive choice for fans of classical circuitry. Now you can have that satisfaction all-day with this kit. The desk clock has Nixie tubes for the display which is infinitely cooler that what you might be staring at right now. You’ll need some soldering skills and basic knowledge of reading a schematic diagram to put this together, but once you get it going, then there won’t be a more gratifying feeling. $150.
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