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The famous Open Source Vacuum Fluorescent Display Clock "The Ice Tube Clock"! Made with a retro Russian display tube!

View it in action at: http://vimeo.com/35473317

Somewhere at the junction of modern open-source hardware and early 80’s Russia lives a beautiful new device called the Ice Tube Clock. The centerpiece of this old-meets-new clock is a Russian-made, 9-digit, vacuum florescent display (VFD). These types of displays were typically used in electronics from the late 60’s through the mid 1980’s. Remember those bright green VCR and boom-box displays? Yep, those were most likely a type of VFD.

**Note: The supply of tubes is harder to get. Thus the price is going to increase slowly but surely until the tubes are unavailable & the clock is discontinued. Get one while they are still available!

In The Box:
• Clock
• Instructions
• 9 Volt D.C. power supply adapter


• Cool glowing blue tube with 8 digits and alarm on/off dot
• Adjustable brightness
• Alarm with volume adjust
• Precision watch crystal keeps time with under 20ppm (0.002%) error (< 2 seconds a day) - its not an atomic clock but it will wake you up in time each morning
• Clear plastic enclosure and clear acrylic hardware protects clock from you and you from clock
• Battery backup will let the clock keep the time for up to 2 weeks without power
• Selectable 12h or 24h display
• Displays day and date
• 10 minute snooze
• Integrated boost converter so it can run off of standard DC wall adapters, works in any country regardless of mains power. DC wall adapter included for North American mains. Adapters are in stock for other countries. Contact us for your needs.
• Great for desk or night table use, the clock measures 4.9" x 2.9" x 1.3" (12.5cm x 7.4cm x 3.3cm)
• Completely open source hardware and software, ready to be hacked and modded!
• Completely assembled and ready to use. Operating instructions included.
This Clock was designed by Adafruit Industries of New York. This clock is hand assembled and tested with care in our modern laboratory of quality components.

Six Digit Vacuum Fluorescent Tube Clock "The Ice Tube Clock"

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