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Offline TrumpkinTopic starter

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Nixie Tube Pics
« on: July 15, 2009, 10:35:48 AM »
Here are some pics of my nixie tube project nearly finished, all I need to do now is make a case.  ;D
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 04:09:38 PM »
Ahhh, so you've gotten them drivers built, eh?

Looks really great! I wonder how that'd look on a butler robot...

Is it built to interface with a microcontroller? If so, I'm quite interested in seeing an example  ;D
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 04:35:11 PM »
wow, it looks good as!
i haven't seen anything even related to nixie tubes for a while!
if you do hook it up to a microcontroller, please let us know. that would be an awesome project!
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 05:12:45 PM »
It is hooked up to a microcontroller, the bottom board is the $50 robot board. The top board is the driver cicruit which is just a 7441 chip (second chip on this page:   http://www.datasheetarchive.com/pdf-datasheets/Databooks-5/Document24240.pdf) Right now i have a program that cicles it through all 10 digits.
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 05:44:24 PM »
Nice to see somebody keeping Nixie tubes alive!

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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 06:10:29 PM »
any chance of a video? ;D
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 08:44:16 PM »
Trying to find a good video host that isn't blocked on my mom and dads computer  :P
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009, 04:53:09 PM »
if its less than 10mb feel free to send it to me and ill upload it for you...
didn't you have it uploaded already?
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2009, 12:00:52 AM »
After reading this post, I had no idea what a Nixie Tube was. So I googled it and also came across a picture of a "Nixie" watch as worn by Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Inc.




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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2009, 12:37:33 AM »
holy crap that would look awesome at night!
but don't nixies need high voltages to operate?
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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2009, 07:40:58 AM »
You can use a transformer to get a low voltage, high current in to a high voltage low current.

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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 11:25:47 PM »
hey trumpkin, where did you get the nixie tube, are they redily available to buy or not. Don't worry i don't want to copy, i am just curious ;D

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Re: Nixie Tube Pics
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2009, 11:24:38 AM »
You can get nixie tubes on ebay or if you search on google you can find a couple of online stores that sell them. I got my nixie tube free from a robotics meeting.
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