The Atomium Nixie Clock

If you have ever been to Belgium and visited Brussels one of the attractions there is the Atomium. This was built for the Expo 1958 Brussels World Trade Fair and was designed by Andre Waterkeyn. Originally constructed in Aluminium it has since been renovated in 2005 and is now Stainless Steel. It stands 102M (335ft) high and consists of nine 18M (59ft) diameter spheres connected to denote the shape of a single Iron crystal magnified 165 billion times! It was this design that gave me the inspiration for the Atomium Nixie Clock, albeit a much simplified design. My design consists of the six outer spheres connected to a middle sphere with the clock figures in the outer spheres and a Dekatron spinner in the central one.”


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