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This shield combines the retro charm of Nixie tubes with modern Arduino Cloud connectivity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 8th, 2021 Nixie tubes are fun little devices that act like seven-segment display modules in that they can be lined up together in order to form a larger number by showing digits 0 through 9. One maker, Marcin Saj, has created a unique project that uses a series of six Nixie tubes that […]

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This Nixie tube clock keeps the time and the cost down

Reading Time: 2 minutes Arduino Team — July 7th, 2021 Nixie tubes are a great throwback to an era before the advent of LED and LCD screens; however, they often require expensive components or complex programming to operate. This challenge is what inspired Doug Domke to come up with his own solution that only costs $110. His design incorporates the Arduino MKR WiFi […]

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This pendulum POV clock uses a Nixie tube to plot the time as it swings

Reading Time: < 1 minute Arduino Team — May 11th, 2021 Clock pendulums are generally mechanical devices that time each second as it ticks away, but do little else. Jason Oeve’s concept, however, places the face itself – a single IN-12B Nixie tube – onto its large wooden pendulum. As it swings back and forth, four digits are progressively displayed […]

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Retro Nixie tube lights get smart

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nixie tubes: these electronic devices, which can display numerals or other information using glow discharge, made their first appearance in 1955, and they remain popular today because of their cool, vintage aesthetic. Though lots of companies manufactured these items back in the day, the name ‘Nixie’ is said to derive from a Burroughs corporation’s device […]

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Geometric Nixie tube clock and environmental display

Reading Time: 2 minutes Geometric Nixie tube clock and environmental display Arduino Team — May 21st, 2019 Creators keep coming up with new clock designs, and while you might think that every new possibility has been exhausted, Christine Thompson has proved this assumption wrong once again with her “VFD Trilateral Clock.“ This Arduino Uno-powered device employs a stepper motor […]