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2 years 5 months ago #7595 by Ian
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It goes away after 5 posts... The things we have to do to have nice things on a forum... Sorry for that.

On the subject of Olde Schule, if you're even here, you're a bit old school. Who would choose difficult, fragile, expensive Nixies over cheap, robust OLED? You'd have to be crazy... ;)

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2 years 5 months ago #7597 by Ty_Eeberfest
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Glad I'm a bit crazy actually... :laugh:

And Vlad, you're quite right about generation bias. To give a hint at my age I'll just mention that the first time I made a digital clock it was based on the MM5314 at a time when the MM53xx family was new and exciting. We couldn't quite comprehend how they could put so much functionality into so small (28-pin wide body DIP lol) a package.
MM53xx Family Data Sheet

Oh, and I also learned BASIC programming on an ASR-33 Teletype terminal running at 110 baud (that is not a typo) and did some ALGOL stuff for Burroughs 6700 on punched cards. My how times have changed, huh??

Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.

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2 years 5 months ago #7599 by lilgeek1966
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Okay.... I am amending my advice request. After much deliberation, what I think I need to make is a MP3 player that displays the MP3 title on the Nixie tubes, knowing that the titles would all be a 4 digit string. If I can design that, I would accomplish my goal.

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2 years 5 months ago #7601 by Ty_Eeberfest
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In that case I guess I'd start with an Arduino. If you just do a web search for Arduino MP3 Player you'll see there are numerous open source solutions already made and free for the taking. Obviously using one of those solutions would simplify your project substantially.

Many open source solutions for driving Nixies from an Arduino are also available - both code and schematics.

So... that leaves you only a few things to work out, namely getting and processing the ID3 data from the MP3 files (might already be done in the Arduino MP3 player code) and passing it to your tubes. Seems like that would be pretty easy for anyone with a not of Arduino programming experience.

Unless of course you have the urge to write an Arduino MP3 player from scratch.............

Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 1 month ago #8782 by EvenChu
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Hi...I am a new user here. A couple of months ago at Maker Faire I saw a Nixie tube clock and was completely entranced by it. An idea that I have for a project is to use my Arduino to measure the frequency and volume of a disassembled clock radio and then display the station and volume using Nixies and LED's.
My plan is to use a ArduiNIX shield with my Arduino Mega 2560 (plenty of pins!). But my question was: is it possible to measure a radio's frequency with the Arduino? Volume, I know shouldn't be a problem to measure, but I could not find anything about an Arduino reading a variable capacitor. Is this a sensible project to try and undertake?

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1 year 2 months ago #8783 by Ty_Eeberfest
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What are you doing? Your post is copied word for word from a 6 year old post here: forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=115408.0

If you're for real, go read the linked thread. The radio question is answered there as well or better than I could answer it here.

Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.
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