DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock | US$149.99 | www.thinkgeek.com
there are lots of way of relishing those nostalgic days and frankly, we get even more fond of the bygone days as the clock ticks faster or perhaps, when you are nearing the forties (scientifically speaking, the clock won’t tick faster. you know that don’t you?). speaking of nostalgic and clock, an item like the DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock could bring quite a touch of retro-ism to your home decor, well, if that’s what you are after. if not, we are quite sure you can’t ignore how good the nixie tubes look even after all these years. for the uninitiated, nixie tubes are like forefather of today’s LED and had been used in countless applications including counters, voltmeters and control panels, just to name a few. here’s your chance to relive the beauty of little nixie with this limited edition DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock. as the name suggests, it is a kit and comes with everything you need to build your own microprocessor-controlled nixie tubes-based clock. all you need are some tools and of course, the knack for soldering and deciphering the schematic. at $149.99 per kit, it is pricey but then again, how can you put a sticker to an extinct object?