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Title: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: nonentity on August 20, 2009, 08:04:57 PM
Howdy folks, I wanted to announce that we have in the works a line of tube boards for the INS-1 Nixie that will plug on to the output of the ArduiNIX  either directly or with ribboncable..  This post is to gauge interest as to which one will go to manufacture first.  Once we do one, we'll start rolling out the rest of them, and expand to other popular Nixie socket styles.

Currently ready to send of to manufacturing are the following:

8 IN-17 Nixies

6 IN-17 Nixies with 4 INS-1 Dots as colons
6 IN-17 Nixies

4 IN-17 Nixies with 2 INS-1 Dots as colons
4 IN-17

Sample pics -
(http://www.arduinix.com/images/main/development/TubeBoards.jpg)


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: miu on August 20, 2009, 11:25:32 PM
Awesome, can't wait to get one, tho i only have IN-12B tubes at this moment.


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: Medfly on August 20, 2009, 11:48:37 PM
I would be leaning toward the 6 with the colons

John


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: mloebl on August 21, 2009, 07:46:49 AM
I vote for IN-18 tubes :) 

If not, I'll have to do it myself.  Are you using Eagle for the layout and are the files available? 

-Mike


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: Oldtug on August 21, 2009, 11:59:04 AM
Very cool.  What is the configuration of the 8 digit IN-17 board  HH/MM/SS/??  or something else?

Thanks

Eric Davis
Seattle WA


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: nonentity on August 21, 2009, 02:03:49 PM
Very cool.  What is the configuration of the 8 digit IN-17 board  HH/MM/SS/??  or something else?

Thanks

Eric Davis
Seattle WA

The 8 digit is not necessarily a clock, it can be an 8 digit numerical display for a web hit counter, how many times you open the fridge, the number of RobotPirate kits you've ordered, etc.


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: geekskunk on September 12, 2009, 08:30:22 PM
This would be great! These still in the works?  I'd love to do a clock display with the 6/4 board.


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: k9zw on November 27, 2009, 09:08:31 PM
I would be interested in several of the 6 Nixie/4 Dot boards if you are planning a production run.



Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: nonentity on November 27, 2009, 09:19:17 PM
They are in the works as we speak, Jeremy is tracking down a glitch in the conversion from schematic to layers, and once we've got that ironed out, we'll be sending them off to be manufactured.

I'll keep you all updated ;)


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: k9zw on December 07, 2009, 10:00:29 AM
Could we get a feel for expected date of availability?  If it is in the next few weeks or month (or close to that) I'd rather use your boards.



Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: nonentity on December 07, 2009, 10:38:06 AM
Could we get a feel for expected date of availability?  If it is in the next few weeks or month (or close to that) I'd rather use your boards.



To be honest, we've run into a snag with them, for some reason a couple of our layers out of Eagle are being flipped for some reason when we break it down to the gerber files.

We're unsure why, but till we figure that out, these boards are on hold.

Any ideas?  We could use the help if someone knows what's up with this I'd appreciate it quite a bit.


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: k9zw on December 07, 2009, 03:03:18 PM

To be honest, we've run into a snag with them, for some reason a couple of our layers out of Eagle are being flipped for some reason when we break it down to the gerber files.

We're unsure why, but till we figure that out, these boards are on hold.

Any ideas?  We could use the help if someone knows what's up with this I'd appreciate it quite a bit.

I did find a FAQ on doing Eagle to Gerber " Make sure when you output your layout to Gerber RS-274-X format that you do not mirror the layers." if your layers are messed up.



Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: willystyle on December 09, 2009, 06:59:12 AM
This may be hoping beyond hope, but is there a way we could get the eagle files to etch the board in the mean time? I would love to buy one from you guys and I'm sure I still will as soon as they become available, but I'm making a six tube nixie setup for a friend for christmas so I can't wait 5 weeks...

Thanks!


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: nonentity on December 09, 2009, 10:12:48 AM
This may be hoping beyond hope, but is there a way we could get the eagle files to etch the board in the mean time? I would love to buy one from you guys and I'm sure I still will as soon as they become available, but I'm making a six tube nixie setup for a friend for christmas so I can't wait 5 weeks...

Thanks!

Tell you what, If you don't mind doing a little "in the field" beta testing, I'll send you what you are looking for.  Keep in mind, we haven't tested it, so I would hate for you to ruin a project and your relationship to RobotPirate due to an untested product.  But if you're willing to live dangerously, then tell me what you want.  Six bulb or six bulb with 4 INS-1 colons?

I sent you a message.

Thanks.

B


Title: Re: Coming Soon for the ArduiNIX! - IN-17 PLUG IN tube boards from RobotPirate.
Post by: neonglass on September 25, 2010, 07:41:58 AM
I am interested in the 4 digit and 6 digit boards with dots.  I have an immediate need for a customer for the 4 digit board.