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DIY Nixie Tube Thermometer Kit – turn your desk into a magnificent retro museum of cool


Come on folks, admit it. You have always had a deeply buried urge to tinker around with vintage technology and create your very own laboratory effect on your desk. It’s OK to let it out, we’re all friends here.

Well for those with time and courage, we can now offer you the ultimate opportunity to fulfill your dream. This DIY Nixie Tube Thermometer Kit comes with everything you need to play Nikola Tesla in the safety of your own cubicle. The device displays Fahrenheit, Celsius, humidity and Kelvin and even has a motion sensor to switch the display when it senses movement.


You’re going to need to understand how to solder bits together (or find a handy local geek with skillz), but once it’s done you can justifiably show the world that far from being just another klutz with a ball pen, you’ve got style, elegance and an innate sense of goodness. Or something. The complete kit, including lots of little bits of wires, resistors and suchlike costs $179.99. Enjoy.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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