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What’s in a bin? The Ice Tube Bin!

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What’s in a bin? is a new series highlighting one of the multitudinous bins of stuff that Ladyada uses to design, research, and refine Adafruit products.  For this installment’s bin, we’re taking a journey into Adafruit’s past with…

The Ice Tube Bin

Ice Tube 1 ORIG

What was the ice tube?

The Ice Tube Clock Kit was a much beloved, Adafruit original that was discontinued due to a shortage of Soviet-made VFD tubes.

What’s in the bin?

PCBs! Five iterations of Ice Tube PCBs – Including the original PCB that was etched in house!

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Old Soviet Datasheets

Ice Tube Paper 01 ORIG

Ice Tube Paper 02 ORIG

Ice Tube Paper 04 ORIG

Ice Tube Paper 03 ORIG

Is there a future for the Ice Tube?

Maybe! We’ve been trying out different versions of the ice tube clock kit with different VFD tubes – but haven’t settled on a version we’re happy with.  Keep checking adafruit.com/new and maybe, some day, we’ll have a brand new Ice Tube Clock Kit.

Whats in a bin Digital Clock demo 06 13 16 ORIG


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