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GPS-Driven, FPGA-Decoded Nixie Tube Speedometer

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CCarpenter0
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Kudos
CCarpenter0   6/30/2013 11:30:30 AM
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Great truck, cute kids!!!  Handsome dog...   The video has it all :-)  

Well done! 

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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!

Ryszard.Milewicz
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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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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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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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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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Nnanci
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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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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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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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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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