Design by Peter Saville, photo by David Lindsay, commissioned by Neon Workshops

This forum is for exchange of information about gas-discharge readout tubes, such as Nixie tubes and similar devices (Panaplex readouts, Pixie tubes, Dekatrons, etc.), which were used in electronic numeric and alphanumeric displays in the 1950s - '70s. Today these tubes, available used or even new (old stock) from surplus dealers and collectors, are being illuminated again to make clocks and other unique displays, their neon glow providing a nostalgic Cold War era character. Secondary topics within our charter include other vintage digital display technologies, and circuit design.

This group became the home for the NEONIXIE-L group after we all decamped from the original one at Yahoo! All Yahoo! NEONIXIE-L members are welcome here - same rules apply... note that...

when applying to join the group, you must supply some human-readable text enable us to filter out spam-bots and to ensure the continued quality of the forum.

The group is also shadowed on .

We have tried moving the historical content of the Yahoo! group into this forum with the correct threading etc. with little success to date. As things stand, all of 2010 onward is here - the earlier threads from 2002 onward will follow in one form or another as and when our hosts can manage it.

The Files section is now at NEONIXIE-L Group File Store - upload files to the TEMP directory.

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NOTICE: Files section for the group... Nick 3/27/17
Nixie Tester & Healer for IN18 Nixie Tubes Marcin Saj 8/20/17
tubes/valves and Global Shipping johnk 8/20/17
Clock Three JR - able to hook GPS to it? Dman777 8/20/17
PV Electronics R568 Clock Project With Black R|Z568M Nixie Tubes Edward Van Belkom 8/20/17
Nixie Clocks at 100%Design Exhibition - London Olympia Paul Parry 8/20/17
OT: Lateral thinking: Cheap SMT reflow oven... Nick 8/19/17
The number of the beast tube Paul Andrews 8/18/17
OT: Eagle is now subscription-based Nick 8/18/17
Dekatron and Nixie Pricing Roddy Scott 8/17/17
Loop compensation and Bode plots? Paul Andrews 8/16/17
1970s Minitron Project? Mitch 8/12/17
Help with identification... orange_glow_fan 8/10/17
Interesting nixie..... Pramanicin 8/9/17
OT: Raspberry Pi distributed neutrino detector... Nick 8/8/17
Defective B7971 Tubes & Ultronic Chassis Jeff Walton 8/8/17
A finished in-14 nixie clock from a beginner ZY 8/7/17
OT: Visit to Tesla valve factory - 1998 Nick 8/7/17
Nixie Clock in Mr. Robot Season 3 promo Jon D. 8/4/17
Question about QS30-1 Paul Andrews 8/3/17
A simple mod for Passive IR sensors... A toggle switch setting clock to: ON / PIR-controlled / Off Robert L 8/3/17
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