The clock was easy to assemble and build as the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. As long as you have some experience soldering and about 2-3 hours of time to spare this clock is easy to assemble and looks absolutely fantastic once done. The RGB LED effects will also please anyone who is a fan of bright vibrant colors.
Another great feature is the use of a light sensor to automatically dim the VFD tubes and LED lights. As I have this clock in my theater room I really appreciate this feature.
By far the best thing about this clock isn't the clock itself but the wonderful after sales support David provides. I have purchased many things online and often times support after the sale is lacking but with David you have quick and friendly support. I had an issue with some of the RGB LED's and David was quick to respond to my e-mail and even sent out replacement LED's at no cost. That kind of support is rare these days and he has earned himself repeat business from me as a result.
I have purchased and built almost 40 Nixie/VFD clocks over the last decade and the value here is truly amazing. If your thinking about purchasing this product do it, you won't regret it.
I bought this clock kit for two reasons. One, I wanted a conversation piece for my desk at the office, and second, I wanted something to practice my soldering skills on. This kit is well put together, and the documentation is spot-on and easy to follow. It took me a few hours to assemble, but I'm very pleased with the end result. I may look at writing some custom firmware at some point, but for now I'll just enjoy it as is. Thanks for a great kit.
There aren’t many DIY electronic kits as practical and inspiring as clocks. No wonder people love these and there are quite a few to choose from on Tindie. This particular model is a beautiful VFD clock kit that takes the better part of an evening to assemble, maybe even a bit longer. :) The result is quite stunning to look at. I found it was relatively easy to assemble, especially when you are handy. Shipment was prompt and the packaging and instructions are quite good and easy to follow. Contact with the creator David is very pleasant. I feel the pricing is very sensible so I can recommend this kit to everyone with an interest in DIY electronic clocks!