I have messed around with all sorts of Arduino based projects before.. but I have yet (and always wanted) to mess with any Nixie Tube based projects...
I am starting to plan my first one now.. and have some questions.
Basically the power supply (booster/step-up) and the driver that is most recommended are the focus here.
I'd like it to be small in size.. and of course the most affordable.. LOL.. (ie: CHEAP!)
- I'm not exactly sure how I'll be powering this.. but I'm thinking either USB, 5v wallwart or some type of Li-Ion 18650 battery pack (3.7v) or something..
the above say they work with as little as 2.5v input.
I know there are a couple of driver/chips people use to drive their nixie projects... but I'm not experienced enough to know if there is a better option or which is preferred over another (or why)...
I'm also not clear as to what ELSE (ie: components) are required to go along with a driver chip.
I found these:
So I'm looking for a little guidance here.. as well as any insight from those who have been down this road before..
Tips.. Tricks.. Things to be aware of....etc..
In the end.. I'll be trying to find the smallest Nixies available.. (to keep the overall project small in size/footprint)
Thanks in advance.