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Nixies are cooler, for sure.  First Nixie project:



Nixies and the 5V-to-170V converter are from TaylorEdge.  It makes this all pretty easy to do.  Next part, interfaciing that red Sparkfun RTC breakout board.

http://www.tayloredge.com/storefront/SmartNixie/


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Looking good.  Shame the RTC brings you back down to using low voltage.  At least you can compensate some by having the alarm generated through a tuned plasma arc or something smiley

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Looking good.  Shame the RTC brings you back down to using low voltage.  At least you can compensate some by having the alarm generated through a tuned plasma arc or something smiley

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I'm going to have to work a Jacob's Ladder in here for the alert feature I think...
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Now with the RTC working, showing the time (central, 24 hour format) from a few minutes ago.  The RTC retains time and date on power-off.  Need to implement the switches now so time and alarm can be set and include a peizo.





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