Electronics enthusiasts looking for an original way to display data are sure to be interested in this Nixie Bargraph Kit which has been created by developer Robin based in Cambridge in the UK.
The Nixie Bargraph Kit combined to this IN-9 Nixie bargraph tubes with 2 PWM inputs, making it easy to add to a variety of different projects depending on your needs. Watch the video below to learn more
Developer Robin explains more about the inspiration behind the Nixie Bargraph Kit which is now available to back with pledges starting from just £35 and delivery expected to take place during July 2017.
I had the idea for this project after building myself a Nixie bargraph clock which looked fantastic and eye catching. Instead of using conventional nixie tubes, which use numbers to display the time, the time is indicated by the height of the neon glow. But, this isn’t just limited to displaying the time, anything can be indicated with these tubes, temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, proximity… anything!
It is a simple kit that includes a PCB and through hole components that can be quickly and easily assembled. As well as the electronics I am also including two IN-9 nixie bargraph tubes so you will be up and running in no time.
To control the tubes it’s as simple as plugging in a 12v power supply (not included) and sending two PWM signals to the board. By adjusting the PWM duty cycle you can control the tubes height.
This simplicity means it can be controlled by any board you chose: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Nucleo… You could even ditch the digital and use an analogue signal to control the tubes!
For more information and to make a pledge jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website via the link below.