We’re no stranger to Nixie tube clocks here at Hackster, and we’re also amazed by creative new ways people utilize the vintage technology to make stunning designs. Most of those are one-off projects that people build for their own homes. That’s a great way to get a clock that’s unique to you, but designing and assembling the high-voltage circuits needed to drive Nixie tube clocks can be very overwhelming. That’s why you may want to consider Bad Dog Designs, which is a company that makes some of the coolest-looking Nixie tube clocks in the world.
Bad Dog Designs, located in Staffordshire, England, has been making and selling Nixie tube clocks and clock kits for years now. They sell unique one-off clocks, standard clocks designs, and can even custom-build a clock to your specifications. They even offer a course where you can learn how Nixie tubes work, how to assemble a clock, and go home with your very own. All of the clock designs use real Nixie tubes, so you get that great retro look.
The Nixie tube clocks they currently offer range from ornate steampunk-style designs, to modern designs that will look fantastic in your minimalist home. Their most affordable clock, the Junior Nixie Desk Clock, costs just £119.95 (about $145 USD). If your tastes run richer than that, you can go for the £3,450.00 ($4,200 USD) Jodrell Grandfather Nixie Clock masterpiece, which was designed collaboratively with artist and engineer Dan Morrison of BLOTT WORKS. If you want a Nixie tube clock, but don’t want to go through the headache of designing it and building it yourself, Bad Dog Designs has a product for you.