The Arduino "Classic" Nixie Clock kit is our most popular clock kit. It's packed full of features, and gives you the freedom as a creator to use any kind of tube. The board is tiny at 50mm x 60mm, and does not generate much heat, so it can fit in pretty much any case you like. It's easy to build and is a tried and tested design, with many hundreds of units sold.
This kit is a simple to build (with excellent and clear instructions) based on Arduino (Atmel ATMega micro controller). You don't need to own an Arduino to use this kit! It is self contained and runs without an external Arduino board.
The controller comes pre-programmed. You you can download, modify and upload the open source code if you wish.
This kit is ideal if you want to make an unusual or eye catching clock in a custom case.
Even better: The code is open source, with regular updates and new features.
The current construction manual is available here: Classic Kit User and Construction Manual.
Tubes are not included. You are able to find reliable, quick and cheap providers on Ebay. If you have a doubt, ask, and we will recommend someone.
The wall power supply is not included. You will need to get an external power supply (7.5VDC - 12VDC). Suitable mains wall power adapters are available on Ebay for around $3!
Tools, solder and some connecting wire is not included.
Full kit of parts: You get all of the electronic components on the PCB, as well as parts for mounting on the front panel of your case. You get a RTC (Real Time Clock) module so that the clock can remember the time and date even when turned off.
WiFi kit of parts: You get all of the electronic components on the PCB, as well as parts for mounting on the front panel of your case. You get a WiFi enabled time module which connects to your home WiFi network to retrieve the time. This module also allows you to configure the clock using a browser of a PC, tablet or phone. The clock stays accurate to 1 second, year after year, never needs adjusting, and changes automatically when there is a change in your Daylight Savings Time (DST).
PCB and controller: You get the main PCB and a pre-programmed controller. You will need to source all of the other parts, which are easily available from distributors or Ebay. We don't use very hard to find or special parts.
PCB only: You get the main PCB. You will need to source all of the other parts, which are easily available from distributors or Ebay. We don't use very hard to find or special parts. You will need to flash the controller with our code, or your own code. The code is open source and available on GitHub.
With our kits you are not alone! You can get online help at the forum, or you can contact us using email. We will get you going. We want to have you 100% satisfied, and our no-questions-asked support policy means that you will succeed. We even run a "return to base" repair service for hard to crack cases. Simply send the board back to us and we will fix it. You only pay the postage!
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