Ryan Brooks’s 6502 Nixie clock

Ryan Brooks’s 6502 Nixie clock

Ryan writes – “So, I wanted a Nixie clock and I really wanted to design the hardware and program it myself. Most of the kits out there are based around a PIC or some other new, easy to use microcontroller. I thought it would be much more interesting to make a clock powered by an old school computer. The result is a 6502-powered Nixie clock. I started this project about two years ago when large tubes (Z5680M in this case) were still available. Since then, any large tube is 5x the price it was — if you can find them.” [via] – Link.


  • Nixie Tube collectors and designers – Link.
  • Maker of the day – David Forbes, Nixie-display clocks… – Link.
  • HOW TO – Powering Nixie Tubes… – Link.
  • MAKE Forums – Nixie Clocks – Link.
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