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Mats Engstrom’s gorgeous no-PCB nixie clock reads off one digit at a time.

It’s a clock made of a single IN-1 Nixie tube controlled by a ATMega8. The Mega8 directly controls 10 pcs of MPSA42 high voltage transistors for lighting up the filaments in in Nixie. It also generates the high voltage required for the tubes by a pwm output connected to a IRF520 N-FET and the usual inductor and fast recovery diode.

[via DangPro]

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • Kris

    Gorgeous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrettDCoulthard Brett Coulthard

    Got’s to make something like this.

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