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 on: August 28, 2013, 02:19:37 PM 
Started by nonentity - Last post by skoba
Built a cabinet for my turntable, receiver, and records.

All I had to work with was a table saw at my parents, then the rest had to be done in my tiny apartment. I'm sure a few rough spots could have been made better but I'm happy with the outcome!
Used an arduinix setup and an RTC 1307 chip to keep the clock accurate even if I turn it off (i.e. to sleep). Used the sample 6 bulb code with some help from Risen's code.

 on: August 26, 2013, 09:11:01 PM 
Started by skoba - Last post by skoba
So close to being done my build! The last step is to just convert the time from 24h to 12h format. I'm having problems here though. I pull the time from a breakaway RTC board, which comes back as the now variable. I then try to convert it from 24h to 12h as follows:

if (now.hour() > 12)
  long hours = now.hour()-12;
  Serial.print(now.hour(), DEC);
  long hours = now.hour();

If I try compiling this code, it claims that the 'hours' variable is never established later
(when it is called for at:
int lowerHours = hours % 10;)

I tried putting in a dummy line of:
long hours = 0;
before the if statement just to get it established. This lets the code work and the serial.print output is showing that it's making the right calculation for the time, but the hour is always 0.
Any suggestions?

Figured it out. I needed to just do hours = inside the if after establishing it prior, not long hours =.

 on: August 10, 2013, 09:12:23 PM 
Started by Carnifex Maximus - Last post by Serow
Can someone explain to me which cathode bank and anode pin each nixie is supposed  be connected to? I'm really getting myself confused.

 on: July 27, 2013, 01:07:37 PM 
Started by JS3 - Last post by JS3
VICTORY!  I received and installed the new driver chips (along with their sockets - thanks Bradley) and I'm back in business!

Thank you so much guys.

Let's just say I'll be doing the rest of the work on a static bag.  Tongue

 on: July 12, 2013, 06:34:48 AM 
Started by Serow - Last post by Risen
10 per tube for the digits, one per tube for the anode. I'm not sure if the IN-12 has a decimal as well, but if you plan to use it with the ArduiNix that would mean having another wire (as well as complicating your code quite a bit).

I bought the 12" ribbon jumpers off Adafruit, and cut them in half and peeled them apart where I wanted. It worked well. Before that I used old computer IDE cable, which worked fine but was hard to deal with and difficult to fit into the case I was building.

 on: July 12, 2013, 06:28:29 AM 
Started by Serow - Last post by Risen
If you're comfortable soldering through-hole boards with what you have, you should be fine. There are a couple tight spots but nothing extremely challenging. I am not a soldering expert but did not have trouble. Follow the excellent guide provided on the site.

 on: July 12, 2013, 06:26:37 AM 
Started by Serow - Last post by Risen
- 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.

 on: July 02, 2013, 01:53:19 PM 
Started by JS3 - Last post by JS3
Neither.  This ArduiNIX was assembled by Bradley and the chips are simply placed, with the legs folded under.

I checked the voltages on the pins again (they were fine before) and now they do seem off. 

I'll order a new pair and see if that helps.

Thanks for your input, nonentity!

 on: June 28, 2013, 07:00:38 PM 
Started by Serow - Last post by Serow
How many wires will I need to connect 4 IN-12 Nixies to my Arduinix? What type of wire/connector would be best? Thanks!

 on: June 27, 2013, 02:49:46 AM 
Started by Serow - Last post by Serow
I have a basic Weller soldering station. All I've used it for so far is a couple "learn to solder" projects. It came with a medium sized flat tip with a nub in the middle. Will this tip work for soldering the Arduinix? If not, what tip should I buy?

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