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High voltage power supply for Nixie tubes

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Limpkin has published a new build: a high voltage power supply for Nixie tubes For quite a while I've had this project idea in the back of my head that would involve using many Nixie tubes. These funny looking cold cathode displays were actually introduced during the 1950s and unfortunately...

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Nixi thing driver working

Friday, September 7th, 2012

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...

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Nixie tube first light

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Nixie tube supply is working great at 180 volts and 12k anode resistor.

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Nixies power supply up and running

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

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.

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Two tubes of K155ID1 Russian Nixie tube drivers arrive

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

More deliveries. Solder is slinging. Workshop video in a few.

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