Retro Nixie tube lights get smart @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Nixie tubes use glow discharge in a gas-filled tube to display information. A lot of folks like their vintage look for things like clocks. Here’s a neat little project that uses six Nixie tubes and a Raspberry Pi to make a great display. More from RaspberryPi.org:

Farrp2011’s set-up comprises six Nixie tubes controlled by Raspberry Pi 3, along with eight SN74HC shift registers to turn the 60 transistors on and off that ground the pin for the digits to be displayed on the Nixie tubes. Sounds complicated? Well, that’s why farrp2011 is our favourite kind of DIY builder — they’ve put all the code for the project on GitHub.

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