Nixie Watch

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Download: nixie200_1.30.0.sis for S60 5th edition and S60 3rd FP2 Nokia devices (tested with Nokia N97 mini).

Requires python PyS60 2.0.0 runtime to work. If you are missing this, installation should ask if you want to download and install it. It's a big file, so install either offline or via WiFi.

Download: nixie_v1_10_0.sis for PyS60 1.4.5 to be used on  any Nokia non-touch UI device. Works on touch UI devices, too, but cannot use Options menu.

Nixie Watch

Last evening I read Lifehacker interview of Steve Wozniak. He said "I do have a Nixie Tube watch"... Uh, sorry? Was that Nokia 5800 phone, which was codenamed "Tube"? As a watch?

After some googling I discovered an amazing analog watch, in the wrist of Steve Wozniak. I wanted one immediately, but couldn't have. So the next evening I did the second best thing: wrote a Nixie Tube look-a-like application. Hope you like it, too!

Main Features

  • Shows current time (it's a watch)
  • Portrait screen with 3 rows of two nixie tubes: top row hours, middle row minutes, bottom row seconds.
  • Landscape screen with 3 columns of two nixie tubes: left column hours, middle column minutes, right column seconds.
  • Screensaver is disabled while app is visible
  • Last selected tube color is used by default


Version History

Version 1.30, 2010-02-25

  • New: Support PyS60 2.0.0
  • New: Support S60 5th ed screen-size
  • New: Manual screen rotation
  • Tested with N97 mini and PyS60 2.0.0

Version 1.20, 2009-08-10

  • New: Support touch screen
  • New: Support PyS60 1.9.7 (and newer)

Version 1.10, 2009-05-05

  • New: Support landscape mode and screen rotation
  • New: Green and Blue nixie tubes
  • New: Remember selected tube color at next startup
  • Tested with PyS60 1.4.5 in N82 and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Version 1.00, 2009-04-24

  • First release
  • Tested with N82 and  PyS60 1.4.5.

Additional Screenshots

Credits and Licensing

Graphics by "Hellbus": with following licensing:

"This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License. In short: you are free to share and make derivative works of the file under the conditions that you appropriately attribute it, and that you distribute it only under a license identical to this one."