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New Product - VFD Modular Clock IV-18 SMT

MAR 01 2015


Now available in the store: With GPS, Without GPS.

We showed a demo of this clock at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 and it is now available in our online shop!

VFD Modular Clock IV-18 SMT edition is a special solder-free kit version of the original VFD Modular Clock . The kit comes with all electronics pre-soldered, but you still assemble the enclosure yourself.


  • IV-18 8-digit Russian VFD Display Tube
  • Open source mbed based firmware
  • LPC1347 ARM Cortex-M3 64kb microcontroller
  • GPS (option)
  • Four Letter Word
  • Easy to update firmware with no special drivers required (LPC1347 usb bootloader)

Basic version:

GPS version:

Additional information here.