Final Frame: 1st Gen Apple TV Converted Into Nixie Clock

Final Frame: 1st Gen Apple TV Converted Into Nixie Clock

Gregory Han
Sep 1, 2011

Where one would see an outdated piece of tech, designer Daniel Kurt saw possibilities for a whole new use. The Apple TV 1 Nixie Clock reuses the structural elements of the 1st generation Apple TV with whole new Nixie controller internals, converting it into a fully function clock. Video of it in operation below…

Technical specifications:


• Recycled Apple TV 1 body

• 12 / 24 hr mode

• 108 cable connections

• Up to 200.000 hours tube lifespan

• 9 V AC/500mA

• Eco-saver automatic dimming function/automatic OFF 

• Auto Detection of 1Hz, 50Hz or 60Hz clock pulse input mode

• DCF77 Module can be added externally

• 6 x Z560M Nixie Tube (unused) running at 170 VDC 

• Dimming via push button

• Handmade assembly of all electronic components

• CNC routed tube holders (DIBOND) and cover plate (PVC)

• Made in Luxembourg

• Wallmount possible

[via Yanko Design]

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