Single tube Lethal Nixie clock

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Andrew Moser made a lethal nixie tube clock:

Clock 1: Single tube Lethal Nixie clock — you know having all the high voltage lines exposed and un-insulated. Inspiration for this design was from this clock. Unfortunately I built mine right after having surgery. I think the painkillers had something to do with the aesthetics… Anyhow I wasn’t electrocuted while building it under the meds…That’s always a plus!
ATMEGA 328 arduino with a DS1307 RTC for timekeeping. Basically the arduino pulls time from the RTC then updates IO. During this it’s got a time based ISR that: interrupts the code, measures the high voltage, then makes necessary tweaks to the boost converter duty cycle via a proportional controller.

Project info at ReiBot.org.

Check out the video after the break.

 

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2 Comments

  1. *applause* I think this is good enough for a mention in the Darwin Awards. Ballsy and courageous. *thumbs up* Awesome, mate.

  2. I to think it is wonderful but really only a Darwin contestant if he has it next to his rubber ducky in the bath.

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