One Tube Nixie Clock

By judge2005

2 layer board of 2.76 x 2.76 inches (70.1 x 70.1 mm).
Shared on January 29th, 2018 03:27

This is a one-tube Nixie clock - see my web site for more info.

One Tube Clock

Features include:

  • Any Nixie tube can be driven using an adapter (several on here at OSHPark).
  • It is driven by an ESP8285, so it has built-in WiFi.
  • It is powered from a USB port.
  • KiCAD project is on GitHub
  • It can be programmed through the USB - source code is available on GitHub.
  • It has an I2C expansion port.
  • It has a light sensor for auto-dimming.
  • The default application:
    • Synchronizes the time with the internet
    • Presents a web configuration GUI
    • Has five presets for easy switching between different configuraions
    • Has a blanking period
    • Can drive a tube either as a clock, or a counter
    • HV can be modified from the GUI to increase the current through the tube.
    • You can control the backlighting


One Tube Nixie Clock

By judge2005

2 layer board of 2.76 x 2.76 inches (70.1 x 70.1 mm).
Shared on January 29th, 2018 03:27

This is a one-tube Nixie clock - see my web site for more info.

One Tube Clock

Features include:

  • Any Nixie tube can be driven using an adapter (several on here at OSHPark).
  • It is driven by an ESP8285, so it has built-in WiFi.
  • It is powered from a USB port.
  • KiCAD project is on GitHub
  • It can be programmed through the USB - source code is available on GitHub.
  • It has an I2C expansion port.
  • It has a light sensor for auto-dimming.
  • The default application:
    • Synchronizes the time with the internet
    • Presents a web configuration GUI
    • Has five presets for easy switching between different configuraions
    • Has a blanking period
    • Can drive a tube either as a clock, or a counter
    • HV can be modified from the GUI to increase the current through the tube.
    • You can control the backlighting