Share My Creation JG Nixie Clock

Discussion in 'Share Your Creations' started by freedom2000, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. freedom2000

    freedom2000 Well-Known Member Licensed User


    What's really nice with B4A is that you can do pretty much what you want !

    Here is my nixie clock :
    • 6x IN14 russian tubes
    • 6x Neopixels Leds
    • 2x HV5530 high Voltage drivers
    • 1x 210V High Voltage step up power supply
    • 1x 5V step down power supply
    • 1x ESP32 microcontroller
    • 1x radar sensor
    • 1x light sensor
    • 1x (option) temperature + pression sensor
    • 2x home made pcbs


    And one BA4 application speaking to the ESP32 with Bluetooth Low Energy

    Just add a piece of wood (from Vietnam :)) a CNC mill, a 3D printer (for spacers and leds' light under the tubes), one lathe (for aluminium rings) and a lot of hours


    See it in action :

    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018
  2. imbault

    imbault Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Great IoT clock, congrats to one of our best hardware designer & software developer using B4x
    ilan, Erel, moster67 and 2 others like this.
  3. JordiCP

    JordiCP Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Wooooow!!!! :):):)
    Totally agree with Imbault's above post!!
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  4. freedom2000

    freedom2000 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    :oops: Thank you my friends !
    ilan likes this.
  5. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Are the tubes refurbished or from the new russian manufactor?

    I just love these old look things and all the steampunk movement!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  6. freedom2000

    freedom2000 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    The tubes are "New Old Stock", they should be new but old... One of them had the digit 7 blind... The seller sent me a new one !

    These tubes are fragile and the biggest ones (IN-18) are very very rare and expensive.
    Cathode poisoning is a real danger... One of my tubes had a few digits partially blind. So I had to refurbish it carefully. That's why I have added the "depoison" option in my App.

    I saw this video of this guy who spent 5 years to be able to manufacture nixies... impressive.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018
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