Oooh! Nixie tubes Epic! I look forward to seeing the finished product
I have about 20 or so IN12Bs from somewhere in the "USSR"... got them a good few years ago but the way they came packed was something out of the 1600s (I also have a few more nixie tubes but just single examples...)
box wrapped up in wax paper tied up with string and then sealed with a wax stamp. felt like Hogwarts sent me a parcel or something...
do you have any of the big IN18s? id love a clock out of those but last I checked (like 4 years ago mind) the price for IN18s was a bit much... granted theres a guy who setup up a factory in an old castle building/making brand nixie tubes https://www.daliborfarny.com/ well worth checking out.
end game tho would be one of these monstrosities http://www.jb-electr...414.htm?lang=en one can dream
I have a clock made already with IN-12a tubes, the ones without the decimal point, took the tubes from my previous Arduino powered clock for which I needed to make a case but lacked the tools and craftsmanship, so got a £40 case off ebay. Just need to install the INS-1 neons into it for the flashing colons.
These little tubes are IN-16 paid about £20 for 6 as tested and used. These will be powered by the Arduino as I can make a prototyping board the same size as the Arduino circuit board and fit all 6 tubes on it - they're only about 12mm wide so dinky little things ideal for a watch, however I looking at other things I feel a clock would be more ideal as need 12v power. Might make a nice period fitment to a 50/60/70's motor....
IN-18s and those new ones Dalibor Farny makes are well out of my price range at the moment. Those huge ones are truly epic.