DIY KIT for Nixie Tubes Clock IN-18 on PCBs for 4 Tubes. Project "Divergence Meter" has modular system, so you can build clock with 4 or 6 or 8 tubes. For clock with 6 tubes you need one MCU board NCM109 and Tubes board NCT318, for 8 Tubes you need additinal one Tubes board NCT818.To get clock on 4 Tubes you can cut tubes PCB along the line, see photo below. PCB design, schematic, housing and software made by GRA & AFCH. Set includes bare PCB(s), MCU (microcontroller unit) ATmega328P flashed with Arduino Uno Bootloader and sketch (Firmware).
Clock compatible with Arduino Uno, so it allows you to write your own unique programs on the Arduino platform. The latest sources are always available on. Github at the "NixeClock" repository.
EXAMPLE of assembled clock on 4 Tubes. Lot contains assembled PCBs (WITHOUT TUBES).1 pc of assembled Tubes board: NCT318. 1 pc of Tubes board: NCT818 (for extra pay)! Flashed MCU with Arduino bootloader and NixieClock sketch firmware. User manual on vintage-style paper. The MCU board support a variety of tubes, such: ZM1042, Z522M, Z566M, Z5220M, ZM1040, Z5660M, B566M, LC-631, IN-14, IN-18, IN-12, IN-8, IN-7, IN-1, IN-2, IN-4, IN-8, IN-15, IN-16, IN-17 to use this tubes You need appropriate tubes PCB(s). If you have ANY questions, PLEASE ASK us. Clock support many kinds of Nixie tubes (4 tubes [hh:mm], 6 tubes [hh:mm:ss] and 8 tubes [HH:MM:SS:uu/Temp]). Shows 100's and 10's of micro seconds. Date format 4 tubes [MM:YY] and 6 tubes: [DD:MM:YY] and tubes 8: [DD:MM:YYYY]. Slot Machine Anti poisoning - tubes saving function.
Unique RGB LEDs backlight with 16,7 million colors. Very easy to switch LEDS off/on. As alarm sound clock uses standard RTTTL (Nokia format) melodies, so You can easy change it. (included songs: mission impossible, we wish you). Easy updating firmware via USB using Arduino IDE.Software based on Arduino sketch, so MCU has Arduino bootloader within. Power On Self-Test (POST): LED backlight, tubes and sound. You can check firmware version at the end. Unique detailed tube test - our soft check each segment on every lamp. Distinguishable to see segment failure. Special schematic that prevent "blue spot" effect inside IN-18 tubes. High precision Real Time-Clock chip DS3231SN. Integrated High Voltage Power supply 150 - 220V. 3 PWM channels for RGB LEDs 8 bit per channel = 24bit = 16,7 million colors.
It can be disabled in the menu (see manual). Test points for testing, adjust and control low and high voltage circuits. Pads for internal buttons and terminals for external buttons.
Pads for internal USB connector and terminals for external USB. Terminals for internal and external power connector. 2 dots column with separate controls upper and lower dots.
Power consumption: 12V, 1000mA (Recommended power source: voltage 12V, current 1-2A). MCU board NCM109 has world smallest size: 100 x 50mm. Tubes board NCT318 size: 130 x 50mm.Tubes board NCT818 size: 94 x 50mm. NOTE Nixie Tubes and Power Supply are NOT included! The MCU board support a variety of tubes, such: ZM1042, Z522M, Z566M, Z5220M, ZM1040, Z5660M, B566M, LC-631, IN-14, IN-18, IN-12, IV-8, IN-7, IN-1, IN-2, IN-4, IN-8, IN-15, IN-16, IN-17 to use this tubes You need appropriate tubes PCB(s). Example of assembled Clock on 4 Tubes.
Nixie Tubes Clock on IN-18 in Big Acrylic Case [with Columns]. Nixie Tubes Clock on Z5660M in Big Acrylic Case [with Columns]. Nixie Tubes Clock on Z566 ZM1042 with Sockets Assembled, Arduino comp. IN-18 NIXIE Tubes Clock Extreme Large 8 tubes Divergence Meter.
IN-18 NIXIE tubes Clock Musical USB RGB Divergence Meter.