Completed Nixie module. The wiring was a huge pain. Only 14 more to go.
5 more new prototypes on the bench. First the big chips then the little stuff.
This little VFD cutie comes from our trip to akihabara in Tokyo last year. A block of 6 of these will go on the Nixie vfd thing.
All six tiny VFD tubes we got in akihibara last year will probably fit in one Nixie block on this Nixie thing.
The driver module for the nixi pile is working great. Counting 0 to 9 using a Arrrrduino to clock out bits to a 74hct595. The 8 outputs of the 595 drive two k1551-whatever Russian Nixie driver chips. The Arrrrduino will be replaced with a higher speed chip so a string of modules is easy to […]
Nixie tube supply is working great at 180 volts and 12k anode resistor.
Didn’t design our own. Used great open source SMPS from desmith.net. 180v from 12 volts out of the atx break board in handsome new case. Design uses max1771 from maxim. Sorry – posted from WordPress Android app. Fixed the picture.
More deliveries. Solder is slinging. Workshop video in a few.
Putting the final touches on the video from Sjaak’s workshop. Don’t miss the part where he sets a diode on fire.
Look great. Socket hole is a little too short and needs to be filed down. Not bad though.