Step 4: Inside the Valve and Bottom

As you know the nixie tube, as a special form of neon gas filled plasma bulb, only works with hogh voltage but low current.
I generate this HV with an electronic  from an flash of an disposal camera. In my other plasma projects I used the same modified electronic so I don´t want to repeat this step here again:-))
<p>could you please let me know how to obtain the 10-step switch or what they are originally used for.</p>
Pretty cool.<br>Also nice to see a &quot;true&quot; (non arduino) electronics project.
Arduino uses fake electronics.
No, in my opinion (like im3733's) it's kind of a cheat. <br>Why do and or understand basic electronics if all you're gonna do is slap a computer in there.
Because as much as DIYers like to believe doing something the hard/complicated way doesn't make it better. You slap the computer in there to simplify your life so you can spend time building and designing the complex systems. Its not cheating its using the right tool for the right job.
I agree with mlah. It's not &quot;cheating&quot; to use the latest tech to build something. It's just a different way of doing it. That said, I've always found it useful to learn &quot;how it was done in the old days&quot; so that I have a better comprehension of what I'm trying to do and how it works. <br> <br>In woodworking, we refer to refusing (as much as possible) to use power tools as &quot;neanderthal woodworking.&quot; So refusing to use arduinos is &quot;neanderthal electronics.&quot; It's not wrong, just a different way.
Non-union electrons I hear!
Haha, an arduino is just as much electronics as other projects, but yeah, why use email if you still can have a letter delivered by stagecoach and sure, vinyl records sound better than CD's.
I agree, microcontrollers feel like cheating for some of these projects.
Good Morning,<br><br>as I told you on the phone, this is really amazing.<br><br><br>With kind regards,<br><br>H. Steam
I remember the first commercially available Calculator. It was played up on the news in the morning that they were for sale in NYC. I took down the address and went to see it. Had to go by train alone and NYC was an hour away. When I got there I saw the machine had Nixie Tubes as a readout. About 15 of them. I wanted one so bad but they were a little out of my price range at ten years old. Only $2000 dollars.
Wow, I would have though that Nixie tubes were beyond my capabilities,but something similar to this setup I could do! Thanks for the inspiration (and indirect encouragement!) and as always keep up the awesome work!

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