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Cool Nixie Tube Gmail Mail Count
« on: January 06, 2009, 09:37:52 PM »
Have a look at what CuriousInventor did  : http://curiousinventor.com/blog/55

Its a GMail Email Mail Counter using Nixie Tubes


btw Nixie Tubes are awesome and steampunkish
This picture should be self-explanatory as to how it works
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Re: Cool Nixie Tube Gmail Mail Count
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 10:10:34 PM »
Looks easy to do with the $50 Robot . . .

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Re: Cool Nixie Tube Gmail Mail Count
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 11:03:12 PM »
Looks easy to do with the $50 Robot . . .
yeah,  easy to do with any microcontroller
I've never seen Nixie Tubes before this project and I think they are fascinating! They're the back-in-the-old-days approach to 7 digit LED Displays.
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Re: Cool Nixie Tube Gmail Mail Count
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2009, 08:57:48 PM »
How do you do it???

Do you have a program running on the PC that reads the # of new messages and then sends it over a serial port to the microcontroller?
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Re: Cool Nixie Tube Gmail Mail Count
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2009, 09:01:53 PM »
How do you do it???

Do you have a program running on the PC that reads the # of new messages and then sends it over a serial port to the microcontroller?

http://curiousinventor.com/blog/55
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