EL wire Nixie

From Trammell Hudson's Projects

EL Wire neo-Nixie

Before I found those top-view Nixies, I tried to build an EL Wire "Nixie Tube" display. It works ok, but there is too much opacity for it to work well.

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.

EL Nixie, side view
EL nixie frames

(Originally posted to the NYCR blog)