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Any update on the VFD Clock kit?
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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by epicelite on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:45 pm

boerner wrote:live video feeds shipping kits


WAT?
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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by boerner on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:22 am


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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by epicelite on Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:11 am

Neat, do they do live streams or something?

They should do a TV show where they solder together kits. =P
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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by boerner on Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:55 pm

Just ordered my clock! woot!

I am sitting here watching these things get sold. Pretty impressive. Almost going as fast as the ARDX kit. Worth the wait though. Looks really amazing.

I am curious though...what is the life expectancy of the tubes? Since they are rare, will adafruit offer spares in the store? (bundled with the second small PCB to save re-soldering)

On the kits webpage I think they should be more about the design process of the case. The flickr pages are nice, but more about the designer and the process would be interesting.

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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by adafruit on Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:36 pm

the tubes are new old stock and should last as long as neon or nixies...that is many dozens of years. we may not carry spares so be gentle with the tube!

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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by bastard on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:18 am

Hi from Germany!

My beer-mates didn't answer yet if they also want such a clock, so I'll wait until friday afternoon with my order.
Since I live in Bavaria (Octoberfest-Country you know ...) the power supply would be useless. So is it possible to let it out of the kit?

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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by adafruit on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:34 am

the power supply runs on 220V, just get a 1 euro adapter from the hardware store

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Re: Any update on the VFD Clock kit?

by SineSurfer on Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:06 pm

just ordered one and can't wait to get it :D

nice work Limor!
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