On Line Exhibits:
Dieter’s Nixies & Dekatrons – Great photos & data for these tubes
Vintage Technology Association – Nixies, Dekatrons, and circuit modules and assemblies that used those technologies
Virtual Valve Museum – Display of wide variety of tube types. Some pinouts & specs too.
National Valve Museum – Electron tube exhibits and development timeline
West Dave’s Clocks – Scads of nixie clocks all made by my buddy Dave.
Projects & More In-Depth Coverage:
Mike’s Electric Stuff – Cold cathode tubes & Nixie Clock Project !
World Power Systems – Dekatrons – Tom Jenning’s site on nixies & dekatrons. (Decommissioned)
Ronald Dekker’s Electronics Page – Our man inside Philips, in the Netherlands. Many topics including the history of the E1T counter tube, and his ‘Alice-in-Wonderland’ adventures with neon ring counters.
JB Electronics – Jens Boos’ electronics page.
delorie.com – Bit twiddling from your computer via the USB port.
Nothing But Magic Eye Tubes – Everything you want to know about eyetubes.
All Tube Nixie Clocks:
Jim Forbes’ Neon Stack clock (BTW: he’s David Forbes twin)
Cory Heisterkamp’s Nixie Clock – Tube Flip-flops w/ Cds decoder .
Grahame Marsh’s Trigger Tube Clock – Cold-cathode ring counters.
Pieter-Tjerk de Boer’s Neon Bulb Clock – Neon bulb ring counters.
Friedhelm Bruegmann’s All Tube Clock – Tube decoders too.
dercebe – Youtube: various nixie clocks, including an all tuber, & more !
Cold War Clock – Nixie / Dekatron Combo. “Old School” schematics !
A.J.’s Cross Reference Page – Cross Reference for nixies & dekatrons. Basing info, too. (was: http://mysite.verizon.net/res0fab4/files/nixdat.htm)
Randall Logan’s Patent Docs – Patent archive for old display technology, including nixies & dekatrons
Tubebooks.org – Pete Millet’s Online Technical Book Depository
Don’s Bulbs – Catalogs & datasheets for old lighting products
The Edison Tech Center – Articles on lighting technologies, and more.
Frank’s Electron Tube Page – Datasheet depository for vacuum tubes
NJ7P Vacuum Tube Data – Online tube data, in quick HTML format.
The Reasonable Ineffectiveness of Mathematics – Derek Abbott’s counter to mathematical Platonism.
Antique Electronics Suppliers:
Antique Electronic Supply – Vast tube inventory. Good prices. Sockets too.
Triode Electronics, Inc – Primarily audiophile audio tubes & transformers. Decent sockets source too.
Fair Radio Sales – Transformers & sockets, plus a lot of oddball stuff.
Dr Roy’s – Radio Tube Supply – Tubes Only. Look for specials on eBay
Radio Daze, LLC – Tubes & Sockets
Play Things of the Past – A lot of one-off used parts. At rock bottom prices.
Edcor – Maker of Power & Output Transformers – Made-to-order Direct Sales
Ask Jan First – From Germany, Wide tube selection, lots of nixies
Sphere Research – From Canada, Nixies, Dekatrons, & CRTs
All Spectrum – When you need an odd size or color neons. Tools & parts too.
Cogwheel Circuit Works – Nixie Clocks for Sale
The Russians are Here:
Tube Hobby – Nixies & other Cold Cathode tubes
Siberian Shop – Large selection of tubes. Not just nixies
Tube Store – Mostly Russian audio tubes
Science & Technology:
American Science & Surplus – Classic Science Supplier
Educational Innovations – Liquid Crystal, Phosphorescence
Micro-Mark – Small Tool for Toy Trains. Tiny Hardware, too.
W. M. Berg – Mechanical Component Supplier
Edmund Scientific – Educational Science Group. Not main optical site, of same company.
Information Unlimited – Plans, Books, & other info. Mostly Laser Oriented.
The Science Company – Chemical Supplier. Reagent Ethynol & Acetone
McMaster-Carr – Hardware Store to the World
Delvies Plastics – Transparent Colored Acrylic. Caters to small users.
Semi-reflective Acrylic (Two-way) – Semi-reflective Acrylic Supplier. Bargain scrap bin. (Decommissioned).
Reflective Products – Two-way acrylic Supplier (Decommissioned).
Professional Plastics – Acrylic Mirrors (NOT 2-way)
Jurgen Industries – Glass Stain – Special transparent paint for glass or acrylic. This is their retail site for small volumes. They have another site for bulk buys.
U.S. Composites – Polyester & epoxy resins by the pint, quart, and gallon.
Electronic Suppliers – Stocking Distributors:
Allied Electronics – Geared now mostly for industrial control.
Digi-key – Carry most semiconductor makers. Panasonic Capacitors.
Mouser – King of passive components. Semi stock improving.
Newark – Good inventory on most modern electronics.
Hobby Electronics Suppliers:
Jameco – Straddling the line between distributor & hobby store.
All Electronics – Good for motors, batteries, wallcube transformers. (Los Angeles)
Alltronics – Amidon Ferrites, Wallcubes, and general hobby stuff. (San Jose)
BGMicro – Decent stock and prices. NO transformers.
Circuit Specialist – Components, power supplies, & assemblies (Mesa, Az)
DIPMicro – Canadian Supplier. Low prices on connectors, caps, & xstrs.
Electronic Goldmine – Look for odd stuff specials.
Futurlec – Overseas Supplier, Great Prices. Long Delivery Wait.
Minuteman Electronics – Stock transformers & Fish paper.
Marlin P Jones – Power supplies & transformers.
Sparkfun – Arduino & hobby robotics.
Mbed – Arduino-like ARM modules for the big boys !