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Free form nixie tube clock

Posted on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 in clock, Nixie by DP

Looking for something cooler than the typical nixie project? How about a nixie project done entirely in free form, no PCB style. Matseng designed this nixie clock around a single IN-1 nixie tube. It periodically reads out the time, digit by digit.

It’s a clock made of a single IN-1 Nixie tube controlled by a ATMega8. The Mega8 directly controls 10 pcs of MPSA42 high voltage transistors for lighting up the filaments in in Nixie. It also generates the high voltage required for the tubes by a pwm output connected to a IRF520 N-FET and the usual inductor and fast recovery diode.

Only thing left to do is encase it in some not-so clear resin.

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3 Responses to “Free form nixie tube clock”

  1. Matseng says:

    Nah, there will be no epoxy or resin on this… Maybe a box made out of acrylic….

  2. Matseng says:

    Ok? So now this is on the Make Blog as well…. I’m not complaining, but are there a lot of freeform fetishists out there? :-)

    http://blog.makezine.com/2012/10/10/one-tube-nixie-clock/

  3. Jim says:

    Way Too Cool!

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