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elektryk
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What a loose of recources!
elektryk   7/2/2013 5:20:37 AM
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GPS module already contains some kind of procesor, which is capable of driving NIXI tube's driver. Of course it will require to integrate custom code with GPS firmware, this may be at least expensive. Otherway FPGA is really pain is the ass, in such simple project, where 8bit microcontroller will be much cheaper and easier to applicate.

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Re: May the force be with you, and may you have plenty of spare tubes!
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 10:08:21 AM
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@Pho99: May the force be with you, and may you have plenty of spare tubes!

LOL -- I do have a couple of spare tubes for my Nixie tube writswatch, but I hope the existing ones don't fail, because replacing them will be a mega-pain

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Re: Nixie Tubes....ah
Max The Magnificent   7/1/2013 9:14:55 AM
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@Nnanci: what are some of the modern day practical uses of nixie tubes

Before 7-segment LED displays came on the scene, Nixie tubes were the height of technology. Today, I don't know about "practical uses of Nixie tubes," I just knwo that they look really cool and retro. For example, I LOVE my nixie-tube watch from Cathode Corner 

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Nnanci   7/1/2013 12:37:20 AM
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I like the vintage feel in this video also, however i am curious as to whether they  still have many vital technology applications now.

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Nnanci   7/1/2013 12:35:18 AM
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I like the vintage feel in this video also, however i am curious as to what are some of the modern day practical uses of nixie tubes.

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Re: May the force be with you, and may you have plenty of spare tubes!
MeasurementBlues   7/1/2013 12:32:44 AM
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Pho99
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May the force be with you, and may you have plenty of spare tubes!
Pho99   6/30/2013 9:34:02 PM
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May the force be with you, and may you have plenty of spare tubes!

 

(They are not so hot under extreme vibration, unless custom made)

(Nixies are a tad better than plain non custom filament tubes)

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Nixie Tubes....ah
kfield   6/30/2013 8:52:10 PM
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I love Nixie Tubes -- you are absolutely right that it gives the right vintage feel as an add-on to an old truck. Funny, though, when I've seen the Nixie tube watches I feel like they look very futuristic!!!  

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Ryszard.Milewicz   6/30/2013 7:23:59 PM
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Interesting idea - digital but stylish!

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Max The Magnificent   6/30/2013 12:10:18 PM
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@CCarpenter: Great truck, cute kids!!!  Handsome dog...   The video has it all :-)


I agree -- great job -- I can;lt wait to see Part 2 showing the actula Nixie Tube speedometer in action!

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