How to Build Nixie Dispaly or Clock with Arduino Nano

How to Build Nixie Dispaly or Clock with Arduino Nano © GPL3+

Any nixie tubes can be used in this design. The design is based on universal nixie tube sockets.

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Nixie Socket Driver

Project Website: https://nixietester.com

Diagram - Nixie Socket Driver

Each module has connectors for nixie socket. The nixie socket drivers can be connected in series. Currently, there are multiple different tube sockets available for over a hundred different tubes. In the case of a larger number of tubes or tubes with higher power consumption e.g. B7971, a additional Nixie Power Supply module can be connected to each driver module.

Schematic

Compatible Nixie Sockets

All sockets have the same pin layout which allows easy replacement of the sockets for different nixie tubes without having to change the control program code (e.g. Arduino code). Each of the sockets (connected to the device) provides the valid power supply parameters for the compatible nixie tubes (supply voltage and current). You don’t have to worry about that either.

Pinout - Nixie Socket Driver

Easy to use nixie socket driver – only 3 control lines. Compatible with many nixie sockets.

Serial Connection

Multiple drivers can be connected in series. Compatible with 5V and 3.3V (IO & VCC).

Connection Methods and Power Configuration

How to connect 6 drivers - example #1.

How to connect 6 drivers - example #2.

How to connect 6 drivers - multiple nixie power supply modules.

Dimensions

Arduino Code

The sample program code has been prepared to show that the control is very simple and basic knowledge of the Arduino is enough.

Project Website: https://nixietester.com

Code

Schematics

Schematic - Nixie Socket Driver
How to Connect 6 Nixie Tubes using Sockets and Drivers - Example 1
How to Connect 6 Nixie Tubes using Sockets and Drivers - Example 2
Jumper Settings - Nixie Socket Driver
Dimensions - Nixie Socket Driver
Mounting Holes Dimensions - Nixie Socket Driver
Assembly Requirements - Nixie Socket Driver
How to Connect Multiple Power Supply Modules - Nixie Socket Driver

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