We needed a coffee table for our new house but had yet to find the right thing. I found this tired black circular table outside a neighbour’s house and was inspired to create a nice top for it.
My dad was impressed by my nixie tube energy meter project and expressed interest in his own. Unfortunately, the power inlet for his house was under the stairs and out of view, unlike mine in the corridor. Undeterred and with his birthday coming, I revised the design to be stand-alone with a remote sensor unit.