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RE: Nixie tubes (was Re: Audi TDI)
I *have* actually used devices with those tubes (just didn't know the
You're right, they look way cool when counting, say, radiation numbers.
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>From: Arun Rao [SMTP:rao@quattro]
>Sent: Thursday, November 21, 1996 12:12 PM
>To: Peter Henriksen; 'Alan Cordeiro'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
>Subject: Nixie tubes (was Re: Audi TDI)
>On Nov 21, 10:25am, Peter Henriksen wrote:
>> Subject: RE: Audi TDI
>> Also, what are NIXIE displays?
> Jeez, you must be young :-) Nixie tubes are the display
> technology of the 60's and 70's, before LED's became
> viable. They're somewhat similar to little neon lamps:
> there's a separate, number-shaped tube for each digit,
> and they're all stacked one behind the other. To display
> a particular digit, you just turn on the lamp shaped like
> Pretty cool-looking, especially the fact that the numbers
> travel up and down inside the tube :-)
> Oh, and they're all orange ...
> -Arun "No, I've never written a Nixie tube driver" Rao
>Pixar Animation Studios
>Pt. Richmond, CA 94804