Oct 152011

EL wire nixie prototype

Catarina helped me build a prototype of a “Nixie” tube illuminated with electroluminescent wire. Unfortunately the wires are too dense and too dim to work well with the ten layers of thickness, so the prototype is a beautiful failure. The number frames are based on Futura and cut on our Epilog laser using my opensource epilog driver. Side view and SVGs follow.

EL Nixie, side view

EL nixie frames

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  1. […] all projects lead to success, but sometimes even in their failure there’s some beauty. This attempt at emulating a nixie tube using EL wire was a valiant attempt. Unfortunately, the wire just wasn’t bright enough to pull it off in […]

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