HP Clock

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Clock Wiget for the blog

After finding my way around setting up the blog I felt inspired to create my own wiget in the form of a Nixie clock.  I used this HP 5512A Electronic Counter as the model for my clock.
I found the counter in the junk yard at Apex electronics for $20.00 (http://www.apexelectronic.com) .  For anyone who lives in the San Fernando Valley, Apex is geek heaven.  After cleaning, fixing and painting I used pictures of the counter to create the images that I then animated using Java script, CSS, and HTML.  I seems to render on everything but Microsoft IE, so this is still a work in progress.