The Akafugu Nixie ClockBack
|Comes with adjustable RGB backlighting!||
|With beautifully styled PCB decorations on front and back plates||
|Front and back plates are part of the enclosure for a unique "modern meets retro" look. The side plates are laser cut acrylic in semi-transparent smoke black, allowing you to get a glimpse of the clock's inner workings.||
|Unique and simple control scheme: Everything is set using a single rotary encoder with button (and alarm on/off switch on right side). Turn the rotary encoder to set RGB backlighting mode. Hold the button down to cycle between setting alarm, time and custom settings.||
|Comes in a kit of three separate PCBs: Easy to solder Trough-the-hole (PTH) parts only. The small SMT parts come pre-assembled.|
|Russian top-view IN-12 Nixie tubes.|
|Powered from a single 9V (or 12V) AC adapter. The 180V high voltage required to run the nixie tubes is generated from the 9V DC supply.|
|Uses an Atmega328P microcontroller with Arduino bootloader and firmware preloaded. The firmware is written in Arduino, and is fully open source. Anyone can reprogram their Nixie clock using a simple FTDI Adapter and a USB mini-b cable. (Cable not included. FTDI adapter is available as an extra option in the shop. Other brands of FTDI adapter are also usable)|
The Akafugu Nixie Clock is a fun to build stylish clock kit that uses old-fashioned neon Nixie tubes.
Nixie tubes were once the dominant type of display in early electronics devices such as multimeters, calculators and military equipment. A nixie tube contains a single anode in the form of a wire mesh and usually ten cathodes, generally in the shapes of the numbers 0-9. Nixies with other symbols are also common. By applying around 170-180 volts bewtween a cathode and the anode, the cathode will light up in its characteristic yellow neon glow.
The Akafugu Nixie clock comes in a 3 PCB modular design with a unique look that incorporates the PCB board into the case: The front and back panel are PCB boards, with smoke black acrylic lining the sides. The result is a strikingly simple and compact Nixie clock that combines modern and retro looks.
The clock is controlled and set using an innovative method involving a single push-button rotary controller and three indicator LEDs on the display board.
- Comes as a kit complete with acrylic case
- 4 IN-12 Nixie tubes and two LED separator dots
- Selectable RGB backlight for the tubes
- High-precision DS3231M Real Time Clock for accurate timekeeping
- Controlled using a push-button rotary controller
- Dedicated on-off switch for alarm
- ATMega328P microcontroller with Arduino bootloader
- Open-source Arduino-based firmware, easy for anyone to understand and modify
- Controller booard can drive up to 6 digits
|WARNING: This product generates high voltages (180V~200V) and can be dangerous if handled improperly.|