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Projects => ArduiNIX => Topic started by: Serow on June 27, 2013, 01:26:42 AM

Title: Help with parts for clock.
Post by: Serow on June 27, 2013, 01:26:42 AM
I am planning out my build for a Nixie clock. It's going to use 4 IN-12A Nixies for hour/minutes and 3 INS-1 Nixies for 2 separators and an AM/PM indicator. I bought the Nixies and an Arduinix. Could anybody help me with what other electronic parts I'm going to need to complete the clock? Also I haven't decided what I'm going to use for the case, what are my choices? Thanks in advance!

EDIT: Also, what method does the Arduinix use for keeping time?

Title: Re: Help with parts for clock.
Post by: Risen on July 12, 2013, 06:26:37 AM
- You'll need an Arduino, plus some way of connecting the parts together (wires and connectors), plus any inputs or additional hardware you'd like to have (buttons, RTC, etc).
- There are no pre-built cases that I'm aware of (unless you buy a whole-clock kit or something). Get creative! I built mine from Oak, you can browse this site or the web in general to find other examples for inspiration.
- The ArduiNix does not keep time. You'll have to program that with the Arduino. Some (such as myself) have used an external RTC.