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 +**The Nixie device project.**
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 +Please click the discussion tab to help Finish this project
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 +**What is a Nixie?**
 +
 +Numeric Indicator eXperiment or nixie tube is a gas discharge device. Their color and working voltage are determined by the properties of the neon gas within. They ignite at 140-170 V, slightly varying by type. Once ignited, their resistance is very low so a series resistor is necessary to limit the current, typically to 1-5 mA. The working voltage is 90-130 V depending on type. If the voltage drops below the turn-off voltage, the nixie will go out. 
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 +{{:​lot_of_in-12.jpg}}
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 +**links**
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.ogilumen.com/​index.php
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.ogilumen.com/​nixie-tube-power-supply-p-91.html
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.ogilumen.com/​nixie-driver-p-89.html
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.desmith.com/​NMdS/​Electronics/​NixiePSU.html
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.tubeclockdb.com/​nixie-kits.html
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.tayloredge.com/​storefront/​SmartNixie/​index.html
 +http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.desmith.com/​NMdS/​Electronics/​NixiePSU/​
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 +**what we need to do**
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 +Build a motherfucking power supply and nixie driver
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 +Nixie group buy is OVER, if enough people want more I'll order more
 +These nixie tubes display numbers from 0 to 9 and decimal point.
 +
 +**specs**
 +Size of the tube:    0.84" x 1.24" x 1.04" (21 x 31 x 26mm) 
 +Size of the numericals: ​  ​0.71"​ x 0.47" ​ (18mm x 12mm) 
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 +data sheet http:<​nowiki>//</​nowiki>​www.tubehobby.com/​datasheets/​in12.pdf
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 +----
 +
 +the following was ordered: IN-12B NIXIE TUBES. LOT OF 100 for the following people. ​
 +**Estimated delivery: October 29 - November 12**
 +  *  Adrian - 10 paid | received ​
 +  *  eecue - 10 paid | not received
 +  *  viduata - 10
 +  *  Davo - 10
 +  *  tOoLb0x - 10
 +  *  BeaMeR - 10
 +  *  nacho - I guess 10
 +  *  bmbr - 10
 +  *  mmca - 1 (Yeah... one.) gifted
 +Group buy sockets
 +If you wish to put your nixies in a socket they currently have a lot of 100 sockets on ebay. if we get at least 5 people I'll order the 100 otherwise I'll do a smaller lot of 50.
 +I'll have these ordered shortly
 +  *  Adrian -10
 +  *  BeaMeR - 10
 +  *  Davo - 10 
 +  *  eecue - 10
 +  *  mmca - 1
 +  *  nacho - 10
 +  *  viduata - 10
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 +
 +**Links:**
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 +  * [[http://​www.tube-tester.com/​sites/​nixie/​different/​nixie-tube-links.htm]] Big old list of nixie resources
 +  * [[http://​www.ladyada.net/​make/​icetube/​design.html]] Adafruit VFD clock and notes on design, HV section etc
  
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