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Nixie thermometer – Completed!

Nixie thermometer – Completed!

luca February 15, 2016 0

Today I received from Elecrow the PCB for my Nixie thermometer: Here are two photos of the top and bottom sides: First, I soldered the female connectors for the Arduino and the power supply module on the

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Nixie thermometer – PCB

Nixie thermometer – PCB

luca February 4, 2016 2

After having verified that everthing is ok (electronic prototype and sketch) it’s now time to develop the PCB for my Nixie thermometer. I opened Eagle and drew the schematics: I then started to design the PCB. The request

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Nixie thermometer – the prototype is complete!

Nixie thermometer – the prototype is complete!

luca February 1, 2016 0

Today I completed the prototype of my Nixie thermometer. First, I put some heat-shrink tubing around each RGB led, to be sure that the light is emitted only upward and that the tubes are

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Nixie thermometer – RGB leds

Nixie thermometer – RGB leds

luca January 29, 2016 0

My thermometer will have RGB leds beneath every nixie tube, to be able to light them up with different colors. I decided to use pre-built modules, which include the RGB led and also all the required

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Nixie thermometer – let’s display the temperature

Nixie thermometer – let’s display the temperature

luca January 23, 2016 0

Today I wrote a sketch that merges the previous ones: reads the temperature from a thermistor (connected to PIN A0) and displays it driving two nixie tubes. I also added a third nixie, to display symbol °C.

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Nixie thermometer – the temperature sensor

Nixie thermometer – the temperature sensor

luca January 16, 2016 0

After having learned how to drive a nixie tube with Arduino, today I’ll show you how to read the data coming from the temperature sensor. The sensor I chose, designed for liquid coolers, it’s a 10Kohm

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Nixie thermometer – two is better than one!

Nixie thermometer – two is better than one!

luca January 13, 2016 0

Today I modified the prototype adding the second IN-14 nixie tube: together, they will display the actual temperature in a range from 0 to 99°C. I simply copied the schematics described in my previous

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Nixie thermometer – counting…

Nixie thermometer – counting…

luca January 11, 2016 0

Today I worked on a prototype to understand how to use an Arduino to “control” a nixie tube. The goal was to write a sketch to display a sequence of digits from 0 to

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Nixie thermometer – smoke test

Nixie thermometer – smoke test

luca January 4, 2016 0

After having sourced all the components needed to build my thermometer, the first thing to do is to perform a smoke test, that is a test to verify that all the components work as

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Nixie thermometer – introduction

Nixie thermometer – introduction

luca December 31, 2015 2

I’m starting with this post the description of a new project, project that comes from a request by my friend Marco, who builds spectacular custom cases for PCs: build a thermometer to measure the temperature of a

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