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SuperNova
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« on: August 21, 2011, 04:35:06 PM »

Hello everyone,

This is my first post so quickly something about myself, I am a French student planning on doing a master degree in computer science. I love nixie tubes and been wanting to built a clock for a long time. Hope we will get along and forgive my spelling.

Now, i found this military hardware for sale on a website, and it looked interesting. I had a look at the data sheet for the driver chip and it looked fairly simple. (again i am new to electronic and micro controller so forgive my ignorance)

so i wondered if i was hard to getting it up and running with an arduino.

I mean it uses a Russian K155ID1 driver so in theory simple few High/Low combination(according to the truth table) on a few I/O pins should display what i want?

Will i require to do anything else? reduce current with resistors? Use transistor because the curent needed is to high?

What are my options for the 170V Ac needed?

Images attached.

Here is a Link to the data sheet
http://tubehobby.com/datasheets/k155id1.pdf

I wonder if this would be better on the arduinix forum?

I am very new to this so thanks for helping out.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 04:48:17 PM »

Due to forum limitation i will use imageshack







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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 12:48:23 PM »

I just received mine in the mail two days ago!  I would definitely recommend picking one up on eBay before they're gone.  Mine came with the original manuals and various schematics in Russian and all the hardware you see in the pictures.

The necessary resistor is already present on the board so you should be able to get the tubes working with the ArduiNIX by connecting one Anode line to the resistor and connecting the 10+ Cathodes high up on the board, by-passing the tube board's K155ID1 driver.  Of course, you can utilize the tube board's driver, but that somewhat defeats the elegant simplicity of the ArduiNIX solution.  Now if you wanted to connect say two of those modules for a total of 12 tubes, you should be able to use a combination of the tube-board's K155ID1 drivers, the ArduiNIX, and a Mux shield to provide the additional I/O lines needed to independently control that many tubes.  At least that was my plan to get past the 8-tube limit on the ArduiNIX!

Anyone else have any thoughts on the best way to wire these modules up using the ArduiNIX?
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 10:22:43 PM »

What are my options to multiplex one nixe at a time using the onboard driver chip?

What kind of PSU are you using?

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 08:52:10 AM »

If you want to use the on-board drivers you can still use the ArduiNIX as your high voltage supply.  However, if you prefer a separate power supply I have this Nixie Power Supply Module from KOSBO.

You might also want to consider the Taylor Electronics Nixie Power Supply and this Dual HV Power Supply 110V-450V.

Frankly, if this is your first build I would recommend starting with the ArduiNIX and one of the corresponding IN-17 tube boards to get your feet wet...
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