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Kevin Rye

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IN-18 Nixie Clock - Part I

My breakout boards finally arrived. What a long two weeks! I popped one into my breadboard and I applied 160 volts. It works! Read More...

TPIC6B595 Shift Registers

While I waited for my IN-18 breakouts to arrive, I got to work on figuring out how I was going to drive them. I know common 74141 nixie drivers won't work, so I need another solution. I found a video over at the EEVblog that showed that the TPIC6B595 could be used to drive nixies without the need for transistors, so I figured I'd go for it. Read More...

IN-18 Nixies

When my wife asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I didn't hesitate: IN-18s. Six of them. After all, it's not everyday someone buys you $300 worth of tubes.