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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    Hi my friends from M-I!!!

    Just to finish the year...a little toy:


    Some weeks ago i had the opportunity to see (and hear) some of the best hi-fi equipments of the planet. Fortunately i have a very good friend (who also is my neighbor) that represents in Brazil the supreme masters of the audio: MBL, Dali, Cary, etc...and when I saw the Cary's CAD120S amp and the SLP-05 pre-amp and listened it's Indescribable sound on the Dali's speakers, i decided to build a christmas gift for this friend.



    (His personal setup: Cary's Amp, Pre and CD / Dali's speakers)

    I had some 7-seg Nixie Tubes
    (thanks to my friend and great modder from Thailand: Mr. Chang
    ) and decided to create something with this retro look.

    My friend's company calls Logical Design
    , so this is what i made to him:


    First step would be build the 12v to 190v DC-DC converter, remember that nixie tubes needs high voltages
    (these 7-seg tubes needs about 180v!!!), so I got a nice kit from neonixie.com based on the MAX1771
    .



    I really hate these surface mount components:



    Let's solder:



    Small and very efficient:



    Hello 50's:



    Base:



    Fuse, on/off switch and the 12v DC jack:



    The victim (i got this nice plexi box for about US$4...):



    Backplate:

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    Ok:



    Holes for the tubes:






    Cheap pens....



    ...good rings!!



    Works fine:



    It's a way to lock the base and make the feet (rubber screws!):




    Wiring (placed three 12000 mcd blue leds to the backlight):

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    Voilá!!






    Time to make the backlight (placed a clear plexi on the front):



    PS: My original plan was make it by silkscreen, but i had no time....so the way was to make it by photolit and use a 1mm clear plexi as cover (i confess that i didn't like it.....but he loved!! hehehe...so, no problem at all):

    PS: a silly mistake was to draw the logos too much to left....arghhh let's fix it forward... (if he allow me to get it again!! hehe)





    Screws on the front really wasn't in my plans...but..... :|




    Ok, the Logical Design retro AD :wink:








    VERY VERY VERY HAPPY 2008 FOR YOU!!!! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    HOLY ** THIS IS SO COOL

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    I want one >.<

    <3

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    Thats Friggin sweet! Love Nixie projects. The retro looks is very cool.

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    ... waaaant.

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    Thanks guys!!!! love old school stuff too.

    I have plans to build a nixie clock next year.

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    One of my friends here in Austin builds Nixie Clocks for fun. They looks really cool. One of these days I might get the time to make one myself. I've always wanted to incorporate them into a PC mod as well.

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    One of my friends here in Austin builds Nixie Clocks for fun. They looks really cool. One of these days I might get the time to make one myself. I've always wanted to incorporate them into a PC mod as well.
    Seems awesome!! i really would love to see a Sheldog's project powered with Nixie tubes !!! :wink:

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    This looks amazing, just WOW.

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    Little 7-seg Nixie project

    Feliz 2008
    Espero ver seus projetos de volta no próximo ano

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