MSP430 Nixie Clock By Rob

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I saw this kit come up in Tindie’s twitter feed, and instantly knew that I wanted one. It’s relatively inexpensive, not very complex, and it looks amazing (especially with the acrylic front and back plates). And Nixie Tubes! I love the effect and being able to see the inner workings of these very much Old School display devices. The build was pretty straight-forward, and I’m really happy with the final product. It turns out that Rob was sitting a few tables down from us at NC Maker Faire last year. He is a wizard with the TI MSP430 platform, and has a bunch of really neat kits to go along with it on his Tindie store. He also frequents the 43oh.com forums, which is a great resource for anyone looking to get into the MSP430 platform. I have a LaunchPad somewhere in my workshop. I’ll have to dig it out and take a peak at the code. More on that as it happens. But for now I just wanted to share a few shots from my build:

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3 comments

    1. Oh, you’re safe for now. The display kit is out of stock, and I’m not about to put it together without the back plate to protect me from 180 volts.

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