Fuck, I love LEDs.
They're so pretty.
Let's be a little autistic together in this thread.
LEDs are fine but nothing beats that orange glow of neon.
Its not really a part, but for the same reasons as y'all like parts, I appreciate coil whine. Because of something a babysitter said when I was young, I've always thought of coil whine as a electronic device breathing.
>the fanbase around them is DISGUSTING.
And jack the prices up on what are essentially interesting oddities. What is out there is surplus stock of an outdated technology. It should be pretty cheap stuff, but instead were seeking comic book collector pricing.
Came here to say that. Dekatrons are also pretty interesting, although people generally make pointless spinners out of them rather than driving them in more interesting ways.
Here's using one as the seconds counter on a nixie tube clock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix7sjQ0FRpU
Why is orange in fashion right now? I've been trying to find some orange parts on Taobao for a while now and everything's sold out. Most of the orange keycaps are overpriced right now as well. Wtf happened that made orange so popular?
are there any companies that make small batches of nixie tubes for replacements?
I would imagine they probably wouldn't have the biggest market but hobbyists are always looking for tubes
I gotta say it dude
I fucking love LEDs too. Trying to build a nice lookin PC atm, got an h440 coming in the mail and a white LED fan. That back lighting gets me rock solid. Gonna try getting a nice black and subtly red MSI board and mmmf
I like tiny photo-diodes when they are put in arrays a few thousand elements on each side.
When I was a kid I could spend a lot of time just staring at a large circuit board like a motherboard.
I would imagine it being like a city with powerplants and other buildings, roads, houses.
Same guy here.
Mobile resistors are the shit