Fluorescence & More: Dear Fellow Creators

Fluorescence & More: Dear Fellow Creators

Just a warm hello from me. It's been a long time since I have made some public blog posts or announcements. So here I am now, with a few really exciting things to announce. Let's get right into it.

OpenVFD/Fluorescence Firmware Version 3

Preparing Fluorescence Kits & The VFD Collective is now on GitHub!

Preparing Fluorescence Kits & The VFD Collective is now on GitHub!

Berlin. It's one of those days in January where most of the people just get up and go to work because they really have to. Not that it's freezing outside. No not even close. Just the grey, dreary sky and the light drizzle going on, probably for weeks again, already...

The VFD Clock Software

The VFD Clock Software

OpenVFD incorporates a full Arduino® Uno® compatible platform and is built upon the Arduino® environment. The code is written in Arduino® C for everyone to understand, to take apart and to participate.

We show you how the OpenVFD software works!

Designing Your Own VFD Clock II: The Functional Circuit

Designing Your Own VFD Clock II: The Functional Circuit

While our last focus was on the IV-11 VFD tube - since we had to design a circuit that make the tubes glow and display the stuff we want it to, now the microcontroller is in the spotlight for adding fundamental features, such as a real time clock to the circuit.

The second part of the article...

Designing Your Own VFD Clock I: The Tube Circuit

Designing Your Own VFD Clock I: The Tube Circuit

This blog entry shows you what makes my VFD tube clock work and I will take you through the process of turning some tubes, parts and lines of code into a glowing tube clock. It's great and easy to follow this Instructable if you have some basic electronics knowledge already, but down't worry if not. I'll do my very best to keep everything short and simple. 

The first part is about the tube and...