IV18 steampunk VFD clock : Opened design challenge #3DThursday #3DPrinting

from IV18 steampunk VFD clock : Opened design challenge #3DThursday #3DPrinting
by Pedro Ruiz

f2knpw shares:

Here is my latest creation, yet another clock !

This one is based on a IV18 VFD tube. You can find a lot of models on ebay.

some documentation : https://ift.tt/2ydzD0N

It is powered by a simple USB charger or any laptop USB plug. Then a boost converter increases the 5V up to 30V. And an ESP32 does the tricky multiplex of all the digits via an HV5812 driver.

download the files on: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3037333

Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

Original article: IV18 steampunk VFD clock : Opened design challenge #3DThursday #3DPrinting