What is it?
This is a stackable Arduino-compatible module that let's you easily control nixie tubes using only 3 data pins(4 with dimming) + power pins(3.3V/5V).
More information can be found on this Kickstarter page:
Why is it special?
- Stackability - connect any number of displays with only 3 data pins in total(+1 if you need dimming)!
- Low-voltage powering - the module can be powered with as low as 3.3V, the board does all the 200V step up heavy lifting itself.
- Arduino support and User friendliness- Arduino library to easily interface with modules is available
What nixie types are supported?
In-12a, In-12v , In-15A, In-15B and In-17 are supported out of the box. The module proved to work with Z574M, In-19, In-14, In-8-2 and ZM1020.
Is it safe?
if use the module be sure to follow all the safety guidelines mentioned in the safety section of:
Do not give this module to kids or people who have heart related issues! Use it only, if you know what you are doing it is still just an electronic part!
What can I build with it?
Nixie clocks, watches, radios, geiger counters... Whatever comes to you mind! For inspiration refer to the previously mentioned Kickstarter page.
This is how you can build a nixie radio: