Nixie Clock Kit Finally Here!

A project log for Prometheus Alarm Clock

Possessing both the beauty of the bygone analog age and the convenience of cutting edge tech, Prometheus is the ultimate alarm clock!

Andrew LeeAndrew Lee 11/15/2016 at 21:510 Comments

Hey guys! It's me Gilgamesh. I just got the main components of the Nixie Clock portion. I ordered the NCS314 Adruino Shield Nixie Clock kit from GRA & AFCH on ebay on October 29 of this year, and Just received it today. I also had to buy a Adruino board (I settled with ELEGOO's Arduino board because it was $10 cheaper than the "official" board and had very positive reviews) from Amazon, which arrived in 2 days (so you can imagine the anticipation I had for receiving the rest of the clock).

The only issue I see is that the kit does not seem fully compatable with the board i bought and one of the screws does not screw on

However, this is not so so much of an issue because I was able superglue the end of a ballpoint pen plastic core to the corner so all 4 corners of the clock had support.

However, I have been trying to get a 12V 1A power source separately to power the Arduino board (which in turn, powers the clock), but got ripped off by an Amazon 3rd party vendor. (Note to my readers: Buying a component in the section labeled "Often bought together" does not always guarantee the product listed is a legit product, so please beware). However, Since the Bed vibrator must also be powered by a 12V 1A current, I plan to just use the same breadboard powering scheme that I will use to power the bed shaker in order to power the nixie clock as well.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the Nixie Kit as well as the shipping time (it shipped all the way from Ukraine and it only too 2 weeks! The marvels of modern transportation never ceases to amaze me.)