DIY IN-14 Nixie Clock

Introduction: DIY IN-14 Nixie Clock

I made the entire clock according to this project. However, there are some differences:

  • I installed everything on one side of the PCB
  • I used a different high voltage power supply unit (see supplies for specific model)
  • the enclosure is made of real wood and it doesn't have a lid
  • I used a different RTC: DS3231
  • I added a toggle switch


For the full list of supplies, check this link

Power supply: ebay

Step 1: Step1: Gather the Components and Solder Everything in Place

I ordered every component that was listed in the project above and started to solder them onto the PCB.

Step 2: Step 2: Upload Code to the Arduino

I used the code in the linked project for testing, but used this RTC library for the DS3231.

Step 3: Step 3: Enclosure

I ordered a custom made wooden box from a local wood shop, and then painted it.

Step 4: Step 4: Clean Up the Arduino

Finally I desoldered the wires and 2 resistors from the arduino on top and soldered them to the bottom of the PCB.

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    Elaina M
    Elaina M

    2 years ago

    Very cool ! It's great to see new projects born from existing ones :) Hope you enjoyed the process !!


    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you! Indeed I did enjoy building it :) Although I caused myself some headache by flipping the tubes upside-down, I still had fun making it work