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IV-3, IV-6 VFD 6 digit clock Shield for Arduino

Redesigned AXIRIS IV-3 Shield with DS3231. Battery and buttons ... + 2 Extra Digits

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Tested only with IV6-tubes

AXIRIS IV-3 Shield for Arduino is super great project, specially power supply is very good designed. etc. filament is driven with AC voltage which is recommended for VFD. 12V input voltage is 3x multipled to make 36V I am redesigned board for easier soldering, all components are in lines with same value

  • added buttons for HOUR / MINUTES
  • speaker driver for make alarm clock, in current firmware is only hour beep implemented
  • components values on PCB
  • DS3231 with battery backup
  • Enhanced to 6 DIGIT
  • hand painted curved traces for more retro look
  • all outputs are marked on pcb for better debugging
  • schematic is almost unchanged, some pins are swapped for better PCB routing

I created simple CLOCK arduino sketch (firmware)

Little updated new layout.

Large batch PCB ORDER LINK http://dirtypcbs.com/store/designer/browse/bobricius

Required parts list IV‐3/IV-3a/IV-6 shield for Arduino (BOM )

  • 1/4W subminiature carbon THT resistors
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1510 ΩØ1.8x3.2mm
21KØ1.8x3.2mm , tube light, optional
12K7Ø1.8x3.2mm
13K9Ø1.8x3.2mm
1410KØ1.8x3.2mm
1468KØ1.8x3.2mm
14100KØ1.8x3.2mm
14220KØ1.8x3.2mm
  • CERAMIC/MKT /MKM CAPACITORS
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12.2 nF-
1100 nF-
28.2 nF !!!I am replaced with 100nF
  • ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS
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422 µF 50V-
2100 µF 25V-
  • DISCRETE SEMICONDUCTORS
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11N400xrectifier diode
41N5819schottky diode
6LED 3mmTube bottom light optional (choose color freely) , optional
14BC547BNPN transistor
14BC557BPNP transistor
1BC639NPN “power” transistor
1BC640PNP “power” transistor
  • INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
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1ICM7555timer IC (must be CMOS version, do not use a standard 555 !)
1DS3231RTC chip , optional
  • CONNECTORS & OTHER PARTS
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1Arduino UNOor clone
28headerspacing 2.54 mm
1CR1220Lithium battery , optional
1CR1220 socketBattery holder , optional
6tubeIV‐3/IV-3a/IV-6 VFD tube
2switchangled, Microswitch TACT
1Piezo 17mmbuzzer, optional


If you want original board go here >

https://www.elektor.com/iv-3-vfd-shield-for-arduino-kit-150064-71

https://www.axiris.eu/en/index.php/project-corner/iv-3-shield-for-arduino

SimpleCLock6.zip

Software for 6 Digit version.

x-zip-compressed - 5.71 kB - 03/04/2020 at 21:57

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SimpleCLock.zip

4 Digit Clock with DS3231 support and button time adjust.

x-zip-compressed - 5.71 kB - 02/11/2020 at 20:08

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test code.ino

Display number test code

ino - 2.17 kB - 02/03/2020 at 22:28

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Jamie Searle wrote 04/26/2020 at 17:51 point

Hi, I am new to electronics and have bought some IV-3 tubes to try to make a clock with. Would using your PCB and listed components be beginner friendly or do you recommend starting somewhere else? Thanks.

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Ian Shannon Weber wrote 03/14/2020 at 05:05 point

I hope your project continues to do well.

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