Elektor.TV | From Russia with Glow: VFD Tubes Arduino Shield

July 1, 2015 | 17:54
If you like Nixie tubes, you’re gonna love VFD tubes. Vacuum fluorescent display tubes are as charming as their older colleagues, but easier on the wallet, and they work at lower operating voltages. This Arduino shield mounts (and drives) 4x Russian exemplars for your enjoyment, comrades!



Features:
  • Compatible with Arduino boards
  • Drives four IV-3 VFD tubes
  • Power supply 12V DC + 5V DC via Arduino board; a stabilized 12V supply is required
  • Enclosure design (CAD files) available.
 
Applications:
  • Clock
  • Thermometer
  • Volt meter
  • Score board
  • Counter
 

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