- Jun 9, 2010
- Newhall, CA and Corpus Christi, TX
Now that would be a sight to behold! Nixie clocks tend to look a little tacky but some designs are actually pretty cool nowadays. I apologise for instigating the keyboard OT by the way, a lot of it is definitely my fault.
In other news, my Jotunheim should be arriving at my home toward the end of this week - excited to see how it fares compared to the MJ2, going to be cool to have a balanced amp at the office! RMAF can't come quick enough.
Other than the logistical problems (like, restarting Nixie tube production and building a new production line to make the all-new designs--since AFAIK no alphanumeric Nixie tubes were made), the 1/3W that most Nixie tubes draw might be a problem. You're looking at 35W or so in a 101-key keyboard, plus the losses in the power supply, so let's say 50W dissipation average, which would get you a keyboard that runs 25 degrees C or so above ambient temperature. And you might not want to spill the Dr. Pepper on it, since it will have a 170V power supply rail.