Love retrotech? Think nixie tubes are totally rad, and you want to make a thing out of them? Well, have I got news for you! You're in luck - because that's exactly what we're going to do!
You will need the following for the clock itself:
- 1x Arduino Uno (or clone like this)
- 4x Arduino Compatible Nixie Tube Modules (find them here) (or usually found here)
- Male to Male and Male to Female Wire (buy some of these if you don't have any)
- .18 AWG Wire - stranded is best, solid also works (like this)
- Header Pins - you'll need this for the .18 wire to make a solid connection to the nixie modules (like this)
- 1x 5V 2A DC Power Adapter (like this)
- 1x Terminal strip (like this)
- 1x ChronoDot RTC Module (like this)
Optionally, you can build a simple box to enclose your clock! This tutorial will not go over that - but I will give you some tips at the end.
You can find links to the code on my github project page, here.
Original Hardware design: Yan Zeyuan
Original Library design: Weihong Guan
Initial Code Tweaks: Bob Edmiston