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The Nixie Clock is Incredibly Awesome!

When you’re hearing about Nixie clock, what is you first reaction for it? Or, have you ever heard about it before? For your information, a Nixie tube is an electronic device, which it’s mostly been used for displaying numerals or other information. The glass tube is usually contained a wire-mesh anode and multiple cathodes in the shape of Hindu-Arabic numerals. When you try to apply some power to one cathode, it will soon surround it with an orange glow discharge. The Nixie tube always filled with neon and a little bit of mercury or argon in Penning mixture at low pressure. The main purpose of this project is to show you how to drive a nixie tube display with the help of a PIC16F84A simple microcontroller. This is a better version of Nixie clock, where there are 4 nixie tubes being applied in this project. However, when you’re running the system, the numbers doesn’t seem to appear in the correct order, which the sequence was a little bit messed up as follows 0,1,2,3,7,5,8,4,9,6. Don’t worry, if you having this problem… Continue reading