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FaanP

Nixie Tube Lantern Clock

by FaanP Sep 8, 2016
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Hi,

very nice project! I'm also on it to build this clock. Can you tell me which cable diameter you used (from board to nixie tube)?

Hi mate The PV PCB I'm using is the latest 'DINK' kit . The board measures 159 X 56 mm. Your box has internal lid fixings which compromise the useable area. Even without them its still too small. My printer is pretty accurate. I am using a SCAD box file (with external lid fixings). These things happen. I'm printing the lid to my SCAD box to make sure its ok before I make the box.
BTW I printed one of the lantern 'hanger' parts and the bearing lugs were very weak and snapped when tested. I saw that the lug had very little infill inside. So I increased the infill and added some extra diagonal mesh, and the whole thing went 'pear shaped' and failed to print properly after about an hour . I'm still a bit noob at this. I'm watching via a remote camera just now and my box lid is printing ok so far.
Have a nice day!

PV Electronics PCB does not fit in the case now

Can you take a Pic? Mine went in easy

I see from the links that you used some type of filler before painting.
What is the filler you used?
Thank you
GeckospotNixie

Only saw now you are in the US. Pretty sure you can get it in rattle cans Being in South Africa we are not that lucky.

You'll also see from the links that there is some "texture" on some of the parts. To do that I used Rustoleum Texture Spray.

It is a spray filler. Same stuff that the the auto repair guys use on vehicle bodies. I buy it in 1 liter cans and spray it with my compressor and spray gun. Tip: the stuff is normally a bit to thick to spray properly and the best "thinner" for it is acetone

I will be making this. I just finished a small nixie kit and I am in love with the damn things.

This is great! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Awesome Job
Thanks for Sharing

My pleasure