I just saw the first video of the GPS-Driven, FPGA-Decoded Nixie Tube Speedometer created by Luke Miller; the end result is beautiful to behold.
I just saw the first video of the GPS-Driven, FPGA-Decoded Nixie Tube Speedometer created by Luke Miller (a.k.a. The FPGA Expert):
As Luke says: "When I purchased a 1953 International pickup truck, I decided to add a digital speedometer. I elected to use Nixie tubes because they have an appropriate vintage feel and bring a warm, fuzzy feeling to the party. Furthermore, I decided to use a GPS unit that would let me determine my speed without hacking into my speed cable or cobble Hall effect sensors and the like together."
Luke has been describing the construction of this little beauty as a series of blogs (Click Here to see these blogs). The end result is a thing of beauty:
I'd love one of these in my own truck, and I can’t wait to see the follow-up video showing the Nixie tube implementation in action!
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