Google Glass

…here I come! I know I’m well overdue for a meaningful update but this is more fun. A few weeks ago I entered in the #glassexplorers program via Twitter and a few days ago Project Glass contacted me letting me know that I would be one of the early beta testers. Sweet! That left me…

Wamco KW-105AL

Here is another eBay find that I thought was worth sharing.  This is a Wamco alphanumeric minitron display.  It is similar to a numitron in that it is also an incandescent filament display but the packaging is significantly different.  I believe these devices were primarily used in aviation because of their resilience but I’m having troubles backing up that belief with…

Poor NEO 8000

I just came across a NEO-8000 planar neon display in less-than-perfect condition.  In fact, this is easily the worst condition tube in my entire collection. I’ve never seen the cathodes deteriorate quite like this before.  It looks like a bad horror-syfy-original-movie digital font. What makes this tube odd is that the center supports in the…