A Collection of Eagle schematics and board layouts for driving Nixie and VFD display tubes.
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This repository holds a Collection of Eagle schematics and board layouts for driving Nixie and VFD display tubes. These schematics are not yet verified. The IN-12 Shield is tested ok. The modules are still in development.

IN-12-Arduino Shield

IN12Shield1

IN12Shield2

A video of the shield running the code sample can be found here: https://youtu.be/qcBPYD-F15M

The shield has 4 IN-12 Nixie tubes. The shield requires external 170V power. 5V is obtained via the shield connector. Pin mapping is as follows

Parts list:

  • 4 x IN-12 tubes.
  • 4 x K155ID1.
  • 2 x 74HC595.
  • 4 x anode resistors. The value of these should be calculated according to tube rating and drive voltage.
  • 5 x pushbutton switches (optional).

Arduino pin mapping

  • D0: SER
  • D1: RCLK
  • D2: SER
  • D8-D12: optional switches.

Nixie-Modules

Each Module has two Nixie tubes, a shift register and a nixie driver. The modules require external 5V/170V power. The on-board shift registeres allows the modules to be daisy chained.

Parts list:

  • 2 x IN-1/2/12 tubes.
  • 2 x K155ID1.
  • 1 x 74HC595.
  • 2 x anode resistors. The value of these should be calculated according to tube rating and drive voltage.

TimeExpander Eagle Library

The librar contains Eagle symbol, package and device definitions for K155ID1 (pin compatible with the obsolete 74141) along with the following display tubes:

  • IN-1
  • IN-2
  • IN-12
  • IV-12
  • IV-22

VFD-Modules

TBD

License

Hans Jørgen Grimstad www.TimeExpander.com