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...
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.
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.
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.