The Akafugu Blog

AUG 12 2016

SMDGuide

We found this guide on internet about part sizes and wanted to share it.

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twilcd2

Our TWILCD 40x2/40x4/RGB is very popular and our new batch was sold out in less than a day.

We are now finishing the move of our production equipment and we will restock this product in about 3-4 weeks. We are also planing a run of our Nixie Clock . We are very sorry for the delay on updates.

Related products:

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner!

To celebrate we are running a sale starting November 25rd (Black Friday) and running through the weekend until the end of Monday November 30th.

Use the following coupon for 10 % off any purchase: BFCM2015

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VFD-SMD

Cherise Fong writes:

Since we already told you how much liked Akafugu‘s tube clock kits, we’d also like to point out their most accessible timepiece, the VFD Modular Clock IV-18 SMT Edition. For $130, the circuit board comes pre-soldered, with optional GPS to synchronize the time. Simply assemble the enclosure to hide the electronics and admire the skillful resurrection of a 20th century vacuum fluorescent display tube. Not only does it show the time and date, it can also flash random four-letter words (database included in the kit), and all kinds of potential puns or pranks, as the firmware is entirely open source.

Read the full blog post here:

Article by Cherise Fong

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Blog Archive

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  • AUG 26 2015: レイトお盆セール
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  • AUG 21 2015: Late Obon vacation
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  • AUG 11 2015: New Product - IN-14 Nixie Modular Clock
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  • AUG 07 2015: Install Akafugu boards and libraries in Arduino 1.5.6 and up
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  • JULY 21 2015: Akafugu at Maker Faire Tokyo 2015
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  • MAR 01 2015: New Product - VFD Modular Clock IV-18 SMT
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  • FEB 10 2015: Visit to NXP Semiconductor Japan office
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  • JAN 21 2015: Kit soldering class with Akafugu
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  • DEC 19 2014: Gold plating for edge connectors
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  • DEC 18 2014: Akafugu VFD Clock mentioned on Atmel blog
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  • DEC 18 2014: New example program for 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
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  • DEC 15 2014: Updated Nixie schematics
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  • DEC 05 2014: Akafugu Featured in Article about Maker Faire Tokyo
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  • DEC 04 2014: Soldering class at Tokyo Hacker Space
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  • NOV 27 2014: Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale
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  • NOV 27 2014: New Product - LED Matrix 3x3
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  • NOV 26 2014: Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 Pictures
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  • OCT 09 2014: Updated Product - FTDI Serial Adapter
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  • SEPT 25 2014: Better precision with PCB stand-offs.
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  • SEPT 24 2014: Arduino Packages Updated to 1.0.6
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  • MAY 21 2014: Explaining CON/con parts for MDC Luna machines
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  • MAY 01 2014: New Product - VFD Moduar Clock IV-4 6-digit
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  • MAY 01 2014: Golden Week Vacation and Sale
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  • APR 28 2014: Updated Product - The Akafugu Nixie Clock 3.0
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  • APR 28 2014: SO, SOP, TSOP, which is which?
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  • APR 22 2014: Coming Soon - Akafugu Nixie Clock version 3
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  • APR 10 2014: Xmegaduino beta5 released!
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  • APR 07 2014: DIY tray for MDC Pick and Place machine
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  • JAN 05 2014: New Product - Diet Nixie
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  • DEC 09 2013: New Product - VFD Modular Clock IV-18
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  • NOV 24 2013: New products from Freetronics
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  • NOV 06 2013: To customers who bought VFD Modular Clock at Maker Faire Tokyo
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  • OCT 23 2013: Halloween Spooky Eyes Decoration
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  • SEPT 12 2013: VFDDeluxe Firmware v1.1 Released
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  • AUG 20 2013: Vetinari Clock Rock
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  • AUG 10 2013: Obon Sale
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  • JULY 28 2013: New Product - Cmoy Headphone Amplifier Kit
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  • JULY 18 2013: New Product - RGB LED Cube
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  • JULY 08 2013: Product updates - VFD Modular Clock and The Akafugu Nixie Clock
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  • JULY 01 2013: Visit to Fab Cafe in Shibuya
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  • JUNE 04 2013: Alternate firmware for LED Candle
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  • MAY 30 2013: VFD Modular Clock Raspberry PI Edition Sneak Preview
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  • MAY 01 2013: New Product - IV-22 6-digit VFD Modular Clock Shield
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  • APR 17 2013: Akafugu products on display in Osaka
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  • APR 16 2013: Raspberry Pi Reference Sheet from Surrey Hampshire Hackspace
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  • APR 02 2013: New Product - Vetinari Clock
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  • MAR 14 2013: New Product - Four Letter Word Generator add-on
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  • FEB 27 2013: Diet Nixie Sneak Preview
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  • FEB 07 2013: Reprogramming the VFD Modular Clock
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  • FEB 04 2013: VFD Soldering Class Pictures
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  • JAN 31 2013: Arduino Spectrum Analyzer
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  • JAN 30 2013: Nixie Clock Firmware Issue Discovered
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  • JAN 30 2013: Reprogramming the Akafugu Nixie Clock and Simpleclock
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  • JAN 21 2013: Nixie clock back in stock
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  • JAN 20 2013: Nixie and VFD clock classes at Tokyo Hacker Space
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  • JAN 05 2013: Nixie Clock Out of Stock
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  • JAN 04 2013: VFD Modular Clock IV-4/IV-17 and IV-6 Shield Pinouts
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  • JAN 02 2013: Awesome VFD Modular Clock Case
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  • DEC 21 2012: Christmas and New Year Break and Sale
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  • DEC 10 2012: New firmware for Simpleclock
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  • DEC 08 2012: VFD Modular Clock kit contents update
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  • DEC 05 2012: Thank you everyone that visited us at Maker Faire Tokyo 2012
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  • DEC 05 2012: Using TWILCD with Adafruit RGB displays
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  • DEC 04 2012: Interesting blog - Using an Arduino to program ATTiny chips
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  • NOV 28 2012: Preparing for Maker Faire
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  • NOV 21 2012: Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale
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  • NOV 15 2012: Testing serial devices with Akafuino L
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  • NOV 13 2012: New Version 1.0.2 of Arduino Released
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  • OCT 29 2012: Nixie Clock enclosure
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  • OCT 28 2012: Halloween Sale
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  • OCT 17 2012: Teensy 3.0 support for our TWI/I2C products
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  • OCT 13 2012: Our shop is now available in Japanese
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  • OCT 08 2012: New Nixie class at Tokyo Hacker Space
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  • OCT 06 2012: Akafugu at Maker Faire Tokyo 2012
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  • OCT 05 2012: Two new schematics added
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  • OCT 01 2012: VFD Modular Clock - Problem Fix Advisory and Firmware Update
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  • SEPT 30 2012: Akafuino X schematic
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  • SEPT 28 2012: Soldering classes at Tokyo Hacker Space
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  • SEPT 25 2012: QR-code on invoices
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  • SEPT 24 2012: Nixie Clock schematics and firmware
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  • SEPT 21 2012: New Product - The Akafugu Nixie Clock
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  • SEPT 15 2012: New Product - ProjectBox for Arduino
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  • SEPT 14 2012: Suntory Espressoda - review
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  • SEPT 09 2012: Sneak preview
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  • SEPT 08 2012: Back in stock! VFD Modular Clock - Enclosure - IV-17/IV-4 and TWI 7-seg Display compact stand
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  • SEPT 07 2012: From the mail...
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  • SEPT 06 2012: VFD Modular Clock Update - Now shipping with IV-4 tubes
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  • SEPT 04 2012: TWILCD together with OLED
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  • SEPT 03 2012: MENWIZ together with TWILCD
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  • AUG 31 2012: Making a Pick & place machine, part 2
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  • AUG 22 2012: Tokyo HackerSpace Moving In Party
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  • AUG 14 2012: Back in stock! TWILCD and Akafuino X
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  • AUG 10 2012: New Product - TWIDisplay 8-digit LCD
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  • AUG 09 2012: New Reference Files for VFD Modular Clock, part 2
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  • AUG 08 2012: New Reference Files for VFD Modular Clock
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  • JULY 20 2012: Summer break
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  • JULY 06 2012: Making a Pick & place machine, part 1
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  • JULY 05 2012: Microcontroller Reference Sheet SMD v1.0
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  • JUNE 27 2012: New Product - Akafuino L
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  • JUNE 16 2012: New Product Reviews
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  • JUNE 13 2012: USB and serial ports on Arduino Leonardo
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  • MAY 23 2012: New Product - DS3231M Real Time Clock Breakout
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  • MAY 22 2012: New Product - Simpleclock
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  • APR 24 2012: New Products
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  • APR 19 2012: 4x40 display and big numbers
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  • APR 16 2012: TWIDisplay .net Micro Library
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  • APR 09 2012: Xmegaduino beta4 released!
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  • APR 09 2012: Avr-gcc 4.5.1, Avr-libc 1.7.1 and delay problems
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  • APR 06 2012: New product - TWILCD 40x2/40x4/RGB edition
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  • MAR 22 2012: New Product - Smoke Black Acrylic Stand for TWIDisplay
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  • MAR 16 2012: New Microchip 25AA02E48 arduino library
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  • MAR 15 2012: ATXMega Reference Sheet v1.0
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  • MAR 05 2012: TWILCD Compatibility
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  • MAR 02 2012: Electronics Reference Sheet v1.0
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  • FEB 29 2012: Four Letter Word Generator PART 2 - EEPROM Programmer
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  • FEB 13 2012: VFD Modular Clock Review
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  • FEB 08 2012: Four Letter Word Generator
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  • FEB 02 2012: New version of the Microcontroller Reference Sheet with Arduino-tiny pinouts
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  • JAN 20 2012: Xmega Overclocking
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  • JAN 10 2012: New Product - Shift Register Breakout Board
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  • JAN 05 2012: Now in stock - Akafuino X
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  • JAN 02 2012: VFD Clock Updates
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  • DEC 22 2011: Opening Hours During the Holiday
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  • DEC 20 2011: New Product - TWILCD
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  • DEC 17 2011: Now In Stock - Serial and ISP Breadboard Adapter
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  • DEC 03 2011: New Products
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  • DEC 01 2011: Arduino 1.0 is out
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  • NOV 25 2011: Using the Wire library with the Xmegaduino Arduino IDE
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  • NOV 20 2011: VFD Modular Clock
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  • NOV 15 2011: Meet the Akafuino X
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  • OCT 31 2011: Eagle 3D models with EagleUp
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  • OCT 01 2011: Microcontroller reference sheet
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  • SEPT 28 2011: uA-meter Thermometer
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