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WORKSHOP VIDEO #39: Magnificent Nixie tube thing

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29tT2knWV7Y[embed] This week we try out the IN12 Nixie tube blocks we've been working on. They'll be on display in the new workshop studio and at Maker Faire New York. We also light up a mini VFD we scored in Akihabara in Tokyo last year. Sorry about the poor lighting,...

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Giveaway: VFD tube sets winners

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Today we announce the winners of the VFD tube set contest. There were lots of great ideas for projects based on the VFD tube, thanks for your submissions. Congratulations to Brian O., his idea for an odometer, mounted on his power wheelchair scored a VFD tube set: Many posters are forgetting one...

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GIVEAWAY: 2 VFD tube sets from Akihabara

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

We're giving away the two VFD tube sets we bought in Akihabara this weekend! Each bag has 6 VFD tubes and a datasheet. We powered them with a single 5 volt 12 volt supply. Leave a comment on this post with an idea for a VFD tube project, and one of...

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