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Any way to get Ice Tube Clock components?
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Any way to get Ice Tube Clock components?

by nix_clk_dd on Tue May 21, 2019 2:17 pm

I really want to build one of this clocks and was disappointed to see that the kits are no longer for sale.
If I already have an IV-18 tube in my possession, and I can build my own enclosure, is there anywhere I can find the necessary circuit boards and components for sale?
Perhaps there is some leftover stock, or someone knows another source?

Thanks so much!

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Re: Any way to get Ice Tube Clock components?

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue May 21, 2019 2:23 pm

That was one of my favorite kits. Unfortunately, we do not stock parts for these any longer.

Links to CAD files for the PCB can be found in the guide. Some forum members have had their own boards made. If you are lucky, someone may have a spare.

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Re: Any way to get Ice Tube Clock components?

by nix_clk_dd on Tue May 21, 2019 4:33 pm

adafruit_support_bill wrote:That was one of my favorite kits. Unfortunately, we do not stock parts for these any longer.

Links to CAD files for the PCB can be found in the guide. Some forum members have had their own boards made. If you are lucky, someone may have a spare.


Thanks for the fast reply!
I might look into buying all the components separately, as the ordered parts list is very useful. I currently don't have any way to flash the firmware onto the chip so maybe it won't be possible. Any suggestions for a cheap custom PCB manufacturer with a small MOQ?

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Re: Any way to get Ice Tube Clock components?

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue May 21, 2019 4:44 pm

OSHPark does beautiful boards and has a small minimum order.
https://oshpark.com/

Forum member jarchie has done a LOT with these clocks and has some nice firmware upgrades.
viewtopic.php?f=41&t=13363&p=746384#p746384

Flashing the chip is not all that hard to do. You can do it with an UNO and a breadboard:
https://learn.adafruit.com/arduino-tips ... arduinoisp

Or a USBTinyISP: https://learn.adafruit.com/usbtinyisp

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