A project log for Numitron Hexadecimal display module

Another hexadecimal display, this one is sans transistor for the extra vintage touch, and uses only Soviet-era parts

Yann Guidon / YGDESYann Guidon / YGDES 07/23/2017 at 15:240 Comments

Who doesn't like Numitrons ?

I discovered them on eBay only recently and I wonder how or why I never heard about them before.

I saw something like a Nixie display in an old James Bond movie and I wondered what it was but what's the point when you can get bags of LED-based 7-segments displays for pocket money today ?

Numitrons are now easily available from USA and Eastern Europe thanks to the magic of Globalisation. I have explained why I chose these in another log (20. Display technology again) but never bothered researching them outside of eBay. This page should contain references and pages related to incandescent 7-segments displays :-) contains a short article that appeared in March 1970 issue of Popular Electronics magazine.

Kenneth's experiments from 2011 at loves them too, as shown by the number of relevant articles :

Of course you can search for "IV-9" "IV9" "Numitron" on eBay and others but be careful because these often get confused with Nixies and VFDs. loves Numitrons too! Look at all those clocks :-)

(more links are welcome)