Thursday, September 6, 2012

Arduino Nixie Tube

Update: See the finished project here.

The Nixie Tube [link] from was ordered Monday night. It was shipped Tuesday from Shanghai, China and arrived here in Iowa two days later on Thursday!!!

Opening the package revealed a DFRobot package.

Looks nicely packed with foam. Also included a pre-drilled plexiglass board for the four tubes I ordered. Cool, didn't ask or expect that.

Foam removed.

I downloaded the sample code and looked at the Wiki. Managed to hook up one module to power and do hit the test button with no issues. I hit the test button with a stick since it cautions the on-board voltage can be up to 170 volts.

Hooked it up to the Arduino and ran the breathSample from the code examples and got:
My plan is to create a steam-punk style alarm clock with these as a personal art project.