Welcome to nixieclock.org

Hello Every one,
Welcome to nixieclock.org, I’m a nixie enthusiast, I like design clock with old nixie tubes, VFD tubes, LED display, VFD display and so on. I will show you all my works here, and I’m looking forward to make friends with anyone all over the world…
大家好,
欢迎访问辉光钟之家,我是一名辉光管发烧友,爱好辉光管、荧光管以及LED或者VFD点阵的各种DIY应用。我会在这里展示我的所有创意和作品,并且期待与来自世界各地的爱好者们成为朋友…

Aiden is our only reseller located in US, more information in English here: www.nixie.ai
Aiden是我们美国唯一的经销商,更多英文介绍资料请访问www.nixie.ai

It’s a great pleasure for me that my works have been all over the world, where’re they? check map here:
(We did not leaking orginal address, all address information are processed, only parts of clocks on the map.)
非常高兴我的作品已经遍布世界各地,感谢朋友们对我的关注与支持,请查看作品所在地分布图:
(我们并未泄露原始地址信息,所有地址信息均已处理过。这里仅仅列出了部分作品的分布情况。)

Latest information is on 1st May 2017.
数据更新截止到2017年5月1日。

Please check details with Google Map below……
展开全文,您将能通过Google Map查看分类作品分布细节……

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Meet us at Bay Area Maker Faire, May 18-20, 2018


It’s almost Maker Faire time in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Aiden and I, cordially invite each and every one of you to stop by our booth, if you plan to attend this event.

It’ll be held on May 18-20 Fri-Sun, at San Mateo. And we will be showing off our collections of nixie clocks then. Of course you can buy the clocks you like at the scene!

Most importantly, a HUGE discount will be offered at the event for most of our clocks for sale.

See you there…

For more information here:
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/65058/

Omnixie Smart Wifi Clock | Omnixie 智能Wifi辉光钟

转眼间,距上一个辉光钟作品诞生已时隔近六年,原以为我已经对古朴而又柔美的辉光管进行了完美的诠释,未曾想时隔近六年后,又一次改变了辉光钟的概念,一款完美的智能Wifi辉光钟作品Omnixie诞生

How time flies, six years have past since my last Nixie clock released, I thought I had performed a perfect interpretation of Nixie Tubes, never thought that I redefined it again after six years, a perfect smart Wifi Nixie Clock released today.

现在看来,之前所做过的辉光管时钟作品包括大多数DIYer的辉光钟作品,都仅仅是将电子时钟里的显示器件这个元素替换成了辉光管,而后或多或少的对外观加以修饰,使其Hold的住辉光管古典的气场,除此之外,所谓的跨越时空的古老器件与现代科技的完美结合并不凸显。所以在3年前萌生新的想法时,许久未能赋予她新的定义。Omnixie从2015年初开始动手做第一版设计,这3年时间里经历了5次改版,每一次改版都源于对极致的苛求,对以前所有创作过程中所遇到的问题进行革新,对时下流行的科技进行整合应用,而又始终不离开时钟这个本质!在详细介绍之前,我们先睹为快:

For now though, all Nixie clocks that have been done before include most of DIYer’s Nixie clocks are merely replaced the element of display components with Nixie tubes, and the appearance was modified to make it more classical. In addition, the perfect combination of the so-called time-spaced ancient devices and modern technology is not highlighted. So when a new idea was created three years ago, it’s hard to give it a new definition. The Omnixie project was launched for the first edition from the beginning of 2015, it has undergone five revisions in the past three years. Each revision has its origins in the rigorous demand and innovates all the problems encountered in the previous creative process, integrated and applied the popular science and modern technology, but never leave the essence of the clock. Before we go into details, let’s look at it first:

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NCH8200HV辉光管高压升压模块 | Nixie Power Supply

最后更新日期 | Latest Update 3/12/2018:

感谢微软工程师Kevin的详细评测!
A big thanks to Kevin, a Software Engineer at Microsoft, for his professional and detailed review. He did a great job making a nixie clock of his own, using my NCH6100HV as the high voltage module.

以下引用自他的文章 (原文链接 https://0x7d.com/2017/nixie-tube-clock/#Nixie_Power_Supply):“If you are looking for a good off-the-shelf power supply, YanZeyuan’s NCH6100HV is a pretty good choice. As a word of warning, don’t get the cheaper knockoffs as they use inferior components. The fake one I got was capable of sourcing ~200V but could only source 8mA compared to the 40mA from the NCH6100HV. The NCH8200HV is also a good choice if you are looking for a smaller high efficiency (86% @ 17mm × 18mm!) power supply.”

译文:如果你需要一款(辉光管)的电源,严泽远的NCH6100HV是个非常好的选择。不过需要注意,不要买市面上的假货。我买过的假货可以提供~200V的电压,但是只能提供8mA的电流,而严泽远的NCH6100HV可以提供40mA电流!如果你正在寻找体积更小、效率更高的辉光管高压电源,NCH8200HV也是一个很好的选择,他可以做到高达86%的转换效率,体积只有17mm x 18mm。

以下是购买链接 | Where to buy the genuine NCH products:

中国 China:

NCH6100HV: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=22046131143
NCH8200HV: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=556285148260

Direct in China 中国直销: Email yan@nixieclock.org

美国 USA:

Amazon 亚马逊:
NCH6100HV: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074N5LVFH
NCH8200HV: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074S2T7X3

Direct  in US 美国直销:Email aiden@nixie.ai


原文 | The original article:

随着越来越多的朋友了解辉光管,不少爱好者们也开始尝试设计自己的辉光钟作品,无论在功能与外形创意上如何千变万化,要想让这种濒临灭绝的古老器件焕发光彩,则必须提供给她170v的工作电压。
当然,升压方案已不是什么难题,无论是众所周知的MC34063A升压方案还是传统的NE555的升压方案,都能轻松的达到目的。不过为了满足更多创意需求,更小的体积更低的输入电压更强的负载能力更高的转换效率成为了大家所追求的目标;这一次,在继NCH6100HV升压模块之后,我又一次把升压电路封装成高压升压模块,只不过这次她体积更小、输入电压更低(可以轻松使用锂电池供电)、负载能力更强并且转换效率更高,她就是NCH820HV辉光管高压升压模块

With more and more friends know the Nixie tube, many enthusiasts have begun to try to design their own Nixie clocks, no matter how the function and apperance changes, if you want to make this endangered old device glow, you need  a high voltage power supply.
Now, the DC-DC boost converter is no longer a problem, whether it’s well-known MC34063A booster or the traditional NE555 booster circuit, all can easily to drive Nixie tubes. But in order to meet more creative requirements, smaller size, lower input voltage, more load capacity and higher efficiency has become the goal we have pursued. This time, after the NCH6100HV boost module, I packaged a new high-voltage DC-DC boost converter again, but this time it’s smaller, lower input voltage (easily to power it with lithium battery), the load capacity is stronger and efficiency is higher, it’s the NCH8200HV Nixie power supply.

NCH8200HV高压升压模块是一款新型的专为辉光管设计的高效率直流至直流变换器,输入电压范围2.5-15v,输出电压170v,特别适合于锂电池供电或者USB供电方式,整个模块体积小巧,转换效率高,发热量低,使用方便,并且脚间距兼容2.54mm孔距的面包板,实物照片:

The NCH8200HV Nixie power supply is a new high-efficiency DC-DC converter designed for Nixie tubes, the input voltage range is 2.5-15v and the output voltage is 170v, it’s especially suitable for lithium battery or USB power supply, it’s compact, high efficiency, low heat, easy to use, and the pin pitch compatible 2.54mm bread board. Check pictures first:

再看一下它的驱动能力:(下图为一颗250mAh的锂聚合物电池供电,驱动10颗前苏联产IN-12辉光管,阳极电压170v,阳极电阻20KΩ)

Drive capacity: (The picture shows a 250mAh lithium battery drive 10pcs IN-12 Nixie tubes, anode voltage 170v, anode resisters are 20KΩ)

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新款IV-11荧光电子管时钟 | New IV-11 VFD Tube Clock

5年前,我发布了第一款IV-11荧光电子管时钟作品(原帖链接),记得在当时,国内很少有人知道有IV-11荧光电子管的存在,由于IV-11比当时国产YS18-3荧光电子管尺寸上要大不少,而且搭配了实木底座和亮黑色面板,所以一发布便受到了朋友们的喜爱。2015年李总理访问柴火创客空间时还曾赞赏过这件作品,并且曾在电视新闻栏目里进行过报道。在这5年间,这款IV-11荧光电子管时钟畅销美国、俄罗斯、澳大利亚及欧洲大部分国家(IV-11时钟世界分布图)。
Five years ago, I released my first IV-11 VFD Clock works (link of original post), few Chinese people know about IV-11 VFD tubes at that time, because the size of IV-11 is bigger than YS18-3 (Chinese VFD tubes), and I designed a hardwood base with bright black plates, so it become more and more popular after released. In 2015 during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visiting Chaihuo Maker Space, he praised this work and has been reported in the tv news. In the past five years, this IV-11 VFD tube clock sells well in Europe, North America, South America, Australia (my IV-11 clock world distribution map).

同时,IV-11荧光电子管时钟它不仅仅是一件完成品,我还为热爱DIY的朋友们准备了全套的DIY套件,而且最重要的一点是设计这款时钟所使用的所有电子元器件都是直插零件,无任何贴片元件,这也就意味着大大降低了DIY焊接的难度,DIYer不需要有非常专业的焊接功底,也不需要很专业和特殊的工具即可完成,大家在享受DIY乐趣的同时,也能认识所用到的各种零件,学到很多东西,并且最终还能拥有一台极具古典特色的数码时钟,这也是为什么这件作品能够被大家所喜爱的重要原因。
At the same time, IV-11 VFD tube clock is not just a finished product, I also prepared a full set of DIY kit for DIYer, and particularly worth mentioning is all components of the clock kit are DIP and THT parts, no any SMD components, which means it’s very easy to assembly, DIYer don’t need a very professional soldering skills, don’t need very special tools to complete it, not only enjoy DIY fun during the assemblying process, but also to learn a lot of things about electronics, and finally you will get a very classical digital clock, which is why it became popular for DIYer.

在这段时间里,我也收到了很多来自不同国家、不同领域朋友的邮件,除了分享他们的成就感以外,我也汇总了一些他们的意见和建议,这也为我推出今天的新版本而提供了动力。
这里我也先从头简述一下VFD显示技术及IV-11荧光电子管的特点,再简单的介绍一下新款IV-11荧光电子管时钟,最后再详细介绍新版本与上一代作品的不同之处。
During past few years, I received a lot of emails from different countries and different field, I summed up some of their comments and suggestions beside share their sense of accomplishment, which also provide me power for new version.
Here I will start with a brief introduction of VFD display technology and IV-11 VFD tube characteristics, and then initroduce the new IV-11 VFD tube clock, finally I will detailed the differents of new version and previous version.

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Maker Faire 2017 !!!

We came back from Maker Faire 2017 !!!

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2017.5.19-21 Maker Faire Bay Area. Come to see my designs!

The 12th Maker Faire Bay Area, May 19-21, 2017
Booth No. 59919

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Dear friends, I will bring all my designs to there, come and see!!!

2017 Happy New Year!

感谢一路上给予帮助与支持的朋友们,2017新年快乐!

又一次被别人抄板,嗨呀好气呀!

当你的作品被别人仿制,而且是直接抄板,并且打着你的网址,你怎么想?
当你的作品超过两家不同的人抄板仿制,而且买到这些假货的人跑过来问你为什么你的东西质量这么差,根本无法使用的时候,你怎么想?

来来来,跟我一起看看这些仿制品,懂的人来看看它真的能用吗?
已经不是第一次被人仿制,嗨呀好气呀!

仿造item链接:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-High-Voltage-Converter-Boost-Module-Glow-Tube-Step-Up-Power-Supply-Board/172429834716
http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Voltage-DC-DC-Booster-Converter-Power-Supply-Module-Board-for-Glow-Tube/332008172784
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NCH6100HV-High-Voltage-DC-Power-Supply-Module-F-Nixie-Tube-Glow-Tube-Magic-Eye-/252535630225

再来看看我的作品:

2016.10.15-16 上海创客嘉年华 A28展台. 『辉光钟之家』作品展

2016.10.15-16上海创客嘉年华『NixieClockHome | 辉光钟之家』将展出所有作品 (A28展台),诚邀各位朋友莅临现场。
地址:上海杨浦区淞沪路290号 创智天地广场

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2016 Happy New Year !!!

2016,感谢一路上关心、支持和帮助我的朋友,新年快乐!!!

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