Add a Multi-Colour Backlight to Your 6-digit Nixie Clock
The Six Digit Nixie Clock we published in Mai 2016 was greeted with a lot of enthusiasm. One of its users, F1Andy, posted a design for an upgrade to add WS2812-based multi-colour backlighting to the clock. He reworked the software too. Now it has alarm functions and it can display the date. To extend the life of the Nixie tubes dimming and anti-cathode poisoning was added as well. Note that some of these new functions require minor hardware modifications of the clock. An official Elektor PCB for the multi-colour backlight will be available soon.