BOBOXIE - nixie / vfd tube style desktop clock

Newest technology in old fashion syle ;-)

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This is my newest desktop clocks
to minimize cost and save connectors
I designed all on single board with lot milling.

Segments are made with long white 4014 LEDS

I am working on nice wood box

Tubes are created from lab plastic test tubes.

HACKADAY article about project

- more colors
- look like VFD with ice blue leds
- simple circuit
- low voltage ... 3V
- low consumption
- compact design
- "transparent" digits

Some features:
DS3231, alarms, backup battery, time talking ....


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bobricius wrote 04/01/2018 at 10:16 point

I have this tubes and clock, It is very nice. I have this on my mind, it is perfectly fit to PET preform

I have it in desk, Preparing for hackaday prize 2019 :D

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Yann Guidon / YGDES wrote 03/29/2018 at 03:55 point

I'd love to have one :-)

From time to time I would connect it on my laptop to set the time through USB-serial by typing
$ echo "123456" > /dev/ttyusb1


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Nixie wrote 03/27/2018 at 07:01 point

Hahaha! Nixielent!

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danjovic wrote 03/26/2018 at 21:27 point

Your clocks are the best! You're ahead of your time!

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Hari Wiguna wrote 03/26/2018 at 21:02 point

That is very creative!  I didn't know that LEDs come in that shape! Very nice!

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