Nixie Tube Clock Kit For Remote Tubes

Price: £39.95

Add to Cart:


  • This kit has been specially designed for creators, artists and designers, who wish to incorporate a Nixie Clock into their designs and products. The tubes are wired remotely from the PCB, so the tubes can go pretty much anywhere - limited only by your imagination!

    The kit will drive all standard nixie tubes (not biquinary types) including: IN-1, IN-2, IN-4, IN-8, IN-8-2, IN-12, IN-14, IN-16, IN-17, Z570M, ZM1080, ZM1082, ZM1040, ZM1042, Z566M, Z5660M, Z560M, ZM1020, ZM1022, Z590M, ZM1000, ZM1005, ZM1010, NL840, GNP-7, GN9A, ZM1175, ZM1177, ZM1180, ZM1186, LC-513......And many more!

    Anode resistors are provided for a typical mid-sized tube requiring 2-3mA per segment. Please contact us if in doubt, to confirm if your chosen tube will work (it probably will). The kit has been tested with tubes as large as Z566M / ZM1040.

    As used to create the Lamina and Lantern Nixie Clocks.

    Download Kit Assembly Instructions Here

    All electronic components are provided, including:
    All transistors, resistors, capacitors, ICs, diodes
    Double sided, plated - through - hole PCB with red solder resist.
    Fully pre-programmed PIC microcontroller, with socket
    Piezo alarm sounder
    Terminal Blocks for connecting up the Nixie Tubes

    What is not included:
    Power supply
    Time receiver module (optional, but clock is fully functional without it)
    Tubes and tube sockets. Contact us with your needs - we may have what you need.

    Showing the PCB driving socketed IN-8 tubes

    Download Kit Assembly Instructions Here

    This kit was used to create the award-winning 'Lantern Clock':

    Uses 12V DC power supply (minimum 250 mA) This is not supplied - It is more economical for the buyer to buy a suitable adapter locally, suitable for local power outlet type. Full details of the power supply are provided in the comprehensive documentation, and it is very easy to obtain cheaply.

    Diagrammatic representation of how the tubes are wired up to the PCB

    Connected up to some ZM1042 large tubes that were conveniently already on a bare PCB


  • Hours, Minutes and Seconds display
  • 12 or 24 hour modes
  • Date display in DD.MM.YY or MM.DD.YY Format
  • Alarm clock feature with programmable snooze (6,9,12 or 15 minutes)
  • Programmable auto display of date at end of minute
  • Programmable Blue LED backlighting output. Can follow night blanking
  • Uses a Crystal Oscillator as the timebase
  • Optional DCF / MSF / GPS Synchronisation with status indicator LED
  • Supercapacitor time backup for short power interruptions
  • Simple time setting using two buttons
  • Programmable leading zero blanking
  • Calendar function has full leap year calculation up to 2099
  • Five programmable neon colon settings (Flashing AM/PM indication, illuminated AM/PM indication, both flashing, both on, both off)
  • Maintains time during setup mode, eg. When changing between Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time
  • Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely set the time
  • Programmable night time mode - tubes blanked or dimmed to extend tube life / prevent sleep disturbance
  • Separate modes for colon neons during night time mode
  • Fading digit mode or standard change of digits
  • 'Slot Machine' cathode poisoning prevention routine
  • All user preferences stored to non-volatile flash memory
  • Useful tube-test routine on cold startup
  • Night mode override with 1 button press. Customisable override period
  • LED backlights can be permanently disabled in software if you prefer, or not used.
  • All through-hole components. No difficult Surface Mount Components
  • Tubes NOT INCLUDED with this kit.
  • Download user guide and instructions from our kit instructions link on the left of this page.

    Compatible with our Micro GPS Time Receiver and NTP Sync Device:



You will need a 500mA 12V DC Power Adapter. It is not included, but you can find the specification here, and if you don't already have one at home or office, we have them for sale.

Download Kit Assembly Instructions Here

  • Model:
  • Shipping Weight: 0.14kgs
  • 7 Units in Stock

Customers who bought this product also purchased...