EL wire Nixie
EL Wire neo-Nixie
Before I found those top-view Nixies, I tried to build an EL Wire "Nixie Tube" display. It works ok, but there is too much opacity for it to work well.
Catarina helped me build a prototype of a "Nixie" tube illuminated with electroluminescent wire. Unfortunately the wires are too dense and too dim to work well with the ten layers of thickness, so the prototype is a beautiful failure. The number frames are based on Futura and cut on our Epilog laser using my opensource epilog driver. Originally posted to the NYCR blog Nixie EL Wire Laser cutter Blinky 2011