£69.95 / Kit

 

Pete from PV Electronics sent me a link to a really cool kit that he has been working on.  It is a GPS nixie clock kit that is offered in IN-8-2 or IN-14 tubes.  This is a killer little design and all of the hard work is done for you.  All you need to do is assemble it and build a nice enclosure for it (or buy the one pictured below).

Features:

  • Hours, Minutes and Seconds display.
  • 12 or 24 hour modes.
  • Date display in DD.MM.YY or MM.DD.YY Format.
  • Alarm clock feature with programmable snooze (6,9,12 or 15 minutes).
  • Programmable auto display of date at end of minute.
  • Programmable Blue LED backlighting. Can follow night blanking.
  • Uses a Crystal Oscillator as the timebase.
  • Optional DCF / WWVB / MSF / GPS Synchronisation with status indicator LED.
  • Supercapacitor time backup for short power interruptions.
  • Simple time setting using two buttons.
  • Programmable leading zero blanking.
  • Calendar function has full leap year calculation up to 2099.
  • Five programmable neon colon settings (Flashing AM/PM indication, illuminated AM/PM indication, both flashing, both on, both off).
  • Maintains time during setup mode, eg. When changing between Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time.
  • Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely set the time.
  • Programmable night time mode - tubes blanked or dimmed to extend tube life / prevent sleep disturbance.
  • Separate modes for colon neons during night time mode.
  • Fading digit mode or standard change of digits.
  • 'Slot Machine' cathode poisoning prevention routine.
  • All user preferences stored to non-volatile flash memory.
  • Useful tube-test routine on cold startup.
  • Night mode override with 1 button press. Customisable override period.
  • LED backlights can be permanently disabled in software if you prefer, or not installed.
  • All through-hole components. No difficult Surface Mount Components.
  • Tubes INCLUDED with this kit.

What's Included

  • 6 X IN-8-2 Nixie tubes, with 18mm digit height
  • All transistors, resistors, capacitors, ICs, diodes
  • 2 X Neon bulbs for hours:minutes:seconds separators
  • Double sided, plated - through - hole PCB with red solder resist.
  • Fully pre-programmed PIC microcontroller, with socket
  • 6 X blue LEDs for tube backlights
  • Piezo alarm sounder

All electronic components are provided, except power supply. WWVB / DCF / MSF / GPS receiver not included but available in the PV Electronics store.

 

Optional Enclosure

 

 

Links

Comments   

+1 #1 Guest 2011-04-19 05:10
I have many of Pete's designs, he's a great guy to do business with and the kits are excellent value for money.
#2 Guest 2011-05-01 03:43
GPS Clock 2011IN-82
I amd from the Heathkit era and have built quite a few projects in my younger days. I would love to build the clock above an buy the gold base cover for it. Whatever else I need you can include it in the price. This is for 110 volt use. There are quite a few things mentioned about the clock in setting this up. I really need to know if this is just a building job and plugging it in. Please let me know what the total would be and the warranty. Thank you Donald Berger
#3 Harjot 2013-11-18 20:21
I am interested in buying
GPS Nixie Clock 2011 Edition IN-8-2

Unfortunately, there isn't a link to buy the clock kit. Can you please direct me to the appropriate link so that I may make a purchase?
Thanks!
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