neon glow lamps (was TTL homebrew CPUs)

William Donzelli wdonzelli at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 20:44:06 CDT 2007


> At one time one could get three terminal neon lamps. These could be
> used for many logic functions reliably since they always had on electrode
> with ionized gas on it.

You still can. They are called Krytrons, are expensive, DAMN fast, and
are export controlled.

Used for opening cans of sunshine.

--
Will



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