Howard Constantine has once again taken to Kickstarter to launch his 20th campaign to raise the required funds needed to take the Nixie Clock IX into production. Just a small pledge goal was required and with still 29 days remaining on the campaign has been accomplished. Worldwide shipping is expected to take place sometime during May 2019.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Nixie tube clock prototype shown with the IN-16 type nixies has been retro-fitted for gps and wireless input to extract time from satellite or network for exact automatic time setting. During production this feature will be integrated into the clocks PC board removing the need for any wires.
“The bottom board contains the power supply & wave shaping circuits, and the top board holds the digit drivers, microcontroller & decoder, and the nixies, as well as the gps or wifi module, if equipped. As always, I use standard size components in my design, not small surface mount. The prototype above is using CD79 nixies. The bottom board still had some point to point wiring but the final version is completely pc board top & bottom.”
The Nixie clock IX is also available in kit form, for those who may already have their own nixies, or want to create their own enclosure. For more details and a full list of all available page options which start from just $45 for the PC board and microcontroller visit the official Kickstarter campaign page.
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