3D modeling

A project log for Nixie and Numitron Clock

Combining the retro awesomeness of Nixie tubes and Numitrons to make one cool clock.

Charles AhrensCharles Ahrens 07/18/2015 at 23:280 Comments

I'm working on a 3D model of the clock in order to determine the style of the case, as well as the spacing of the tubes relative to one another. I had to start with the tubes and sockets and move on to the wood parts of the case. I intend to make the case out of several stacked pieces of wood (I have a lot of heart of redwood left over) with minimal complex cuts so that I can produce the case with mostly hand tools and my table saw. I'm using my student license of Autodesk Inventor to model all the parts.