Laser cut Nixie Tube clock powered by Arduino
by jgarland79, published
I bought all the goodies to make a nice Nixie clock from Taylor Electronics, but I didn't have a nice case for it. It took me about 6 hours to design, cut, and re-cut parts until I had something I was happy with. I disabled the I2C master on the first TES 1361 SmartNixie board and replaced it with an Arduino Nano board connected in the unused RTC connector on the bottom of the backplane board. I poll the GPS RTC board via I2C to get the time and then send command over the I2C bus to the SmartNixie boards to display the digits.
Laser cut parts from 1/8 acrylic (The stuff I bought from Home Depot ended up being 2.2mm thick and not 3.175mm(1/8") so this drawing was designed for 2.2mm, but that isn't hard to change.)
Order these parts from http://www.tayloredge.com/storefront/index.html
1 x 1392 - 6 Digit IN18 Clock Backplane
6 x 1361 - SmartNixie IN18
1 x 1375 - SmartNixie GPS RTC
1 x 1364 - SmartNixie HVPS-H
1 x Active GPS Antenna
1 x Power Plug
I ordered my IN-18 tubes from super-gene on ebay: http://myworld.ebay.com/super-gene/
6 x IN-18 tubes
12V power supply and Arduino Nano can be ordered from Amazon here:
Liked ByView All
Give a Shout Out
Laser cut Nixie Tube clock powered by Arduino by jgarland79 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- You must distribute Remixes under the same license as the original.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving jgarland79 a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure jgarland79 would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).