[neonixie-l] What would you do...

2010-09-07 Thread Nick
I am clearing out my workshops... a bit... One of the items I have is a hand-made something from an IBM lab (judging by the IBM sticker on the inside). It has 3 BT style small uniselectors, and a whole bunch of tag-strip wired mostly Ge (with a few Si) semiconductors. 4 small nixies are the

[neonixie-l] Re: What do people want to change about the Google group?

2010-09-07 Thread Nick
). Hence my asking for input... BTW., before anyone asks/suggests, the Google group is also being automatically archived to mail-archive.com . See http://www.mail-archive.com/neonixie-l@googlegroups.com/ Crude, but effective... Cheers Nick On Sep 7, 9:55 pm, GreyFox john.mich...@gmail.com wrote

[neonixie-l] Re: What would you do...

2010-09-08 Thread Nick
For those who never saw the originals, see http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/SirNicko/IBMNixieThing# I have a possible taker already... Cheers Nick On Sep 7, 6:56 pm, Dan Harboe Burer d...@post.tele.dk wrote: Hmm.. let me buy it and maybe I will get around to restoring it? You description

[neonixie-l] Re: B-5092s in exchange for something

2010-09-09 Thread Nick
as to why we shouldn't have them anyway... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixi...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: mmm... 208

2010-09-10 Thread Nick
how many real/active users there are... Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixi...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: What do people want to change about the Google group?

2010-09-10 Thread Nick
of stuff, especially on UNIX systems that are case sensitive. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixi...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: NEONIXIE-L Yahoo Group

2010-09-26 Thread Nick
for ALL the messages available that hopefully will be in a format to insert into the mail-archive mirror I set up (see http://www.mail-archive.com/neonixie-l@googlegroups.com/). Cheers nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post

[neonixie-l] News...

2010-09-27 Thread Nick
Google just made an announcement about withdrawing the Files Pages features of Google Groups as they are offered in a better way elsewhere in their portfolio. Thinking about it, this make more sense that making Google Groups look like Yahoo. See

[neonixie-l] Re: More Homemade Tubes

2010-10-03 Thread Nick
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[neonixie-l] Re: Longines made a Nixie clock

2010-10-27 Thread Nick
collect hand-made watches by a well-known long-established Swiss maker (probably not the one you may be thinking of though). There are people there who are very well off indeed and will buy anything associated with their favourite fabricators, marketing info included. Cheers Nick -- You received

[neonixie-l] Re: Nixie Tube History - help needed

2010-11-09 Thread Nick
On Nov 9, 2:44 pm, Accutron accut...@woh.rr.com wrote: ... The Wikipedia Nixie tube page is horrible and wrong on many issues, and should be ignored by all thinking individuals. ... Please - do us all a favour and update it. Some of us have had a go at bits (I did the citations and some other

[neonixie-l] Please welcome...

2010-11-11 Thread Nick
...Tidak Ada as our 300th member (here, anyway!) Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixi...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: DGL PRESSLER GR 27-51 hm ?

2010-11-12 Thread Nick
around - they made nice dekatrons too - have a look for some N3s - very pretty. nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixi...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email

[neonixie-l] Re: Nixie Tube History - help needed

2010-11-16 Thread Nick
On Nov 16, 3:14 pm, Nick n...@desmith.net wrote: On Nov 10, 2:56 pm, Accutron accut...@woh.rr.com wrote: ... Even the GI-10 itself was only manufactured in small production quantities, yet we've managed to collect several fistfuls of them over the years. Its weird that so many

[neonixie-l] Nuclear bunker...

2010-11-21 Thread Nick
wretched children return the camera USB cable... Recommended for everyone - fascinating place... Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixi...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from

[neonixie-l] Re: Handmade desk calculator from pre-LED times

2010-11-26 Thread Nick
to pressing down while using their 300W Weller Soldering Guns. That would be Paxolin SRBP - Synthetic Resin Bonded Paper. A very very distinctive smell when it was hot/burning... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post

[neonixie-l] Re: Opinions Needed...Nixie Power Supply?

2010-11-30 Thread Nick
@ 1.7A (XKW 600-1.7) digital supplies - http://www.tti.co.uk/products-resale/xantrex/xantrex-xkw.html The idea was to use them for general development. They scare the bits out of me... Very good for reforming large HV caps though... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed

[neonixie-l] Happy New Year! So what projects have people been working on...

2011-01-02 Thread Nick
Given that most of us had a bit of time off, what new toys have you been building/acquired? For my part, its mostly HV Audio (especially value amps) that I do now, but I feel the need to build another clock!!! Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

[neonixie-l] Re: Happy New Year! So what projects (Solar)

2011-01-10 Thread Nick
On Jan 8, 5:46 pm, micha...@aol.com wrote: Nick, Very long response.  I read it. Amazingly, you made a response that didn't argue why everyone should do it   along with all the money they would save (like a typical salesman would   do). I'm an engineer, not a random tree-hugger... I am

[neonixie-l] Re: ETL Tube Handbook on E-bay England

2011-01-16 Thread Nick
On Jan 16, 8:48 pm, jb-electronics webmas...@jb-electronics.de wrote: Me neither. Nor me - got my own one already. I have a load of German tube handbooks that I'll be getting rid of soon, though... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie

[neonixie-l] OT: Bonkers...

2011-01-17 Thread Nick
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[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Bonkers...

2011-01-17 Thread Nick
in the laptop bag along with the USB logic analyser ;-) Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Bonkers...

2011-01-17 Thread Nick
On Jan 17, 7:07 pm, David Forbes dfor...@dakotacom.net wrote: On 1/17/11 10:29 AM, Nick wrote: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemitem=200470598507 I'm going out on a limb here and guessing that the user interface implementation will render it useless. Just because, when

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Bonkers...

2011-01-17 Thread Nick
but no scope for them. Main Tek scopes are now a 2024, 2430A and 2465A. Love them. Your restorations look more like complete rebuilds. Very smart indeed... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Bonkers...

2011-01-17 Thread Nick
, so everyone, including seeedstudio, recommend the BenF version... Its actually pretty neat - the same firmware runs on both the V1 V2 h/w. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Bonkers...

2011-01-19 Thread Nick
). There is a separate channel for the sig gen, and other small changes. The schematic is here: http://code.google.com/p/dsonano/downloads/detail?name=DS0201%20V2.3%20Scheme.pdfcan=2q= Note that input A/D is still done by the uP. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed

[neonixie-l] Re: Where to get cool clock housings?

2011-01-30 Thread Nick
results when doing some for someone else. Laser cutting plastics can leave a faintly serrated edge that can be flame-polished or lightly sanded. Thin veneer can be cut but does leave a carbonised edge. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group

[neonixie-l] Re: Where to get cool clock housings?

2011-01-31 Thread Nick
with wood, get yourself some Forstner bits. Only real way of cutting really neat big holes in blocks of wood - gives really clean edges and a flat bottom... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email

[neonixie-l] OT: USA patent application status lookup...

2011-01-31 Thread Nick
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[neonixie-l] Re: Google groups no longer supporting Pages/Files

2011-01-31 Thread Nick
Indeed, its a pain. However, I'm open to ideas on this and welcome the dialogue... Google docs is one option, but we'd like other alternatives... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: USA patent application status lookup...

2011-02-01 Thread Nick
them... Though if anyone had an email for them, I could try that! PCE INDUSTRY, INC. 458 E. LAMBERT ROAD FULLERTON CA 92835 Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: USA patent application status lookup...

2011-02-01 Thread Nick
On Feb 1, 6:51 pm, Jon dekat...@nomotron.com wrote: On Feb 1, 9:58 am, Nick n...@desmith.net wrote: The pair link is broken - I don;t want to just look up a patent - that's easy - its the STATUS of a patent application that interests me. Nick, Can you clarify what you mean by status

[neonixie-l] Re: E-bay Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery??

2011-02-04 Thread Nick
I'm closing this thread as it'll just lead to complaints. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: A little help

2011-02-15 Thread Nick
population. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Eastern_gray_squirrel Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] H. Blumer Dynacount EPZ1 info wanted...

2011-02-18 Thread Nick
Found one of these in the loft. Its a counter with a 5-pin DIN connector at the back. Anyone know anything about this? Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: H. Blumer Dynacount EPZ1 info wanted...

2011-02-18 Thread Nick
Ahhh. Sussed it. Its a small 4-digit event counter with internal external reset level control - 10mV - 5V input. Only seems to count events up to 4kHz. Beautifully made - typically Swiss! nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group

[neonixie-l] Re: CD47 Clock preview

2011-02-27 Thread Nick
for this? Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit

[neonixie-l] Re: Material for cathode?

2011-02-27 Thread Nick
. in the B7971). Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options

[neonixie-l] Re: Anybody heard from David Forbes lately?

2011-02-28 Thread Nick
Enough on this - this is a private matter between two people - resolve it off-line, not here. This thread is being locked. Moderators. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to

[neonixie-l] Over 350 members now....

2011-03-01 Thread Nick
...just commenting on the numbers... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com

[neonixie-l] Re: Canister Capacitors?

2011-03-01 Thread Nick
replacement parts. I've used Jan many times in the past - top bloke. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: Canister Capacitors?

2011-03-02 Thread Nick
On Mar 2, 8:35 am, Quixotic Nixotic nixot...@blueyonder.co.uk wrote: I have also taken all the gunk out of the old   cans - it stinks something rotten... ...and it also may (probably) contain PCBs... treat it with great respect... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed

[neonixie-l] Re: Canister Capacitors?

2011-03-02 Thread Nick
On Mar 2, 4:37 pm, Tidak Ada offl...@zeelandnet.nl wrote: Electrolytic capacitors don't contain PCB's. It are the paper/oil capacitors that where filled with clorated oils, untill they got almost all forbidden. Good point - however, as a matter of principle, I am cautious of the contents of

[neonixie-l] Changing the name of existing threads when replying....

2011-03-08 Thread Nick
Nick (Moderator [who has had to re-instate a few threads recently]) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: Large nixie display, current discrepancies

2011-03-09 Thread Nick
, but this is not always the case. So, relax a bit, aim for about 2mA or a bit less, and stick with that. Note the decimal point is max rated at 0.3mA Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: How not to make a website

2011-03-10 Thread Nick
to the TCs, you don;t see that window again. I spent years working for a hedge fund - we did exactly the same. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe

[neonixie-l] Re: Custom text discharge tube

2011-03-11 Thread Nick
for a quality tube - obviously he doesn't Hg-dope his tubes (not necessary for him) but for any long-life discharge tube, some sort of anti- sputtering is necessary. Great work! Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post

[neonixie-l] Re: How not to make a website

2011-03-11 Thread Nick
On Mar 11, 2:49 pm, David Forbes dfor...@dakotacom.net wrote: On 3/10/11 11:40 PM, Nick wrote: I'm not sure what the problem is here - it looks like a completely standard financial services management company. I spent years working for a hedge fund - we did exactly the same. Nick

[neonixie-l] Re: Need Heathkit schematic / manual

2011-03-11 Thread Nick
On Mar 11, 9:38 pm, Terry S tschw10...@aol.com wrote: For a Heathkit nixie tube multimeter model IM-102. I've sent it to you in a PM Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: PCB socket footprint for NL-5440A?

2011-03-18 Thread Nick
On Mar 18, 3:00 am, koolatron koolat...@gmail.com wrote: I've tried several times to generate a sane EAGLE footprint that fits this socket, and have met with only failure.  The socket has 16 pins, which would at first blush correspond to a 17-pin ring of evenly- spaced contacts, with one

[neonixie-l] Re: Looking at Japanese nixies

2011-03-23 Thread Nick
, they may cost a few USD or up to several 100 USD each for CD47s GR414/GR411 etc... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email

[neonixie-l] Re: 3rd try! Mullard Z700 U trigger tubes

2011-03-23 Thread Nick
I'm still looking for some XC24s... never even detected a hint of any anywhere... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email

[neonixie-l] Re: Cold Cathode Tube Circuit Design DM Neale 1965

2011-03-24 Thread Nick
A little bit more about DM Neale... http://www.decodesystems.com/neale.html -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to

[neonixie-l] Re: Mullard dekatrons

2011-03-29 Thread Nick
Hi Jon - I have a small number of Z302S (not C), Z502S Z504S. What do you want to know? Cheers Nick On Mar 30, 1:28 am, Jon dekat...@nomotron.com wrote: Oh dear, it's happening again... I find myself once again enquiring into the minute details of the construction and labelling of some

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Help with birthday present needed

2011-04-01 Thread Nick
and ask you to start another thread but there are already a bunch of replies. If you find that you've inadvertently hijacked a thread, delete your post (or ask the admins to do it) and start a new thread. Thanks Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups

[neonixie-l] Re: Nixie Tube Power Supply

2011-04-04 Thread Nick
regulation, its efficiency etc. Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com

[neonixie-l] Re: Nixie Tube Power Supply

2011-04-04 Thread Nick
customers are in the USA ! Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more

[neonixie-l] Nixie Tube Power Supply

2011-04-05 Thread Nick
Please keeps threads with the original subject line. If you must change the subject, start a new thread. Ta! Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe

[neonixie-l] NIMO tube socket wanted...

2011-04-12 Thread Nick
Hi, Has anyone got a NIMO tube socket they are willing to sell/swap? (I have the tubes) Thanks Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from

[neonixie-l] Re: Market for high efficiency high voltage power supplys TUBE RADIO

2011-04-12 Thread Nick
On Apr 9, 7:30 am, lai...@wcoil.com wrote: I can tell you where there would be a fairly big market for high efficiency high voltage power supplies (IF THEY CAN BE PROPERLY SHIELDED FOR RF LEAKAGE) that is B power supplies There are many folk who use a derivative of the MAX 1771 design on

[neonixie-l] Re: NIMO tube socket wanted...

2011-04-12 Thread Nick
was made that connects that too... I've never seen one of these, but I was hoping that someone out there might have a spare to sell/swap... Cheers Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: NIMO tube socket wanted...

2011-04-12 Thread Nick
It seems the final anode is connected by a spring steel tag connected to an insulating stand-off. I'll make some on the laser cutter... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: Russian calculator with green tube(s)

2011-04-23 Thread Nick
Looks like a pretty standard VFD (blue/green).. Simple to drive, low voltage, needs heater bias. Loads of generic info out there on these - you should be able to identify the heater with a multimeter. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie

[neonixie-l] Re: Actual differences on different manufacturers?

2011-05-01 Thread Nick
toyed with the ideas of doing my own printing. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Membership creeping towards 400...

2011-05-06 Thread Nick
Well, membership is slowly creeping up, and we can presume that most are still active (as they are within the last year). We are very open to ideas about how to improve the group, especially on the file storage front - preferably within the current framework. Comments welcome! Cheers Nick

[neonixie-l] Re: B7971 x8 Display : The Movie.

2011-05-14 Thread Nick
first 7971s, before the bulk supplies became available. I'm sure someone here said in the past they had a whole frame of these, just like the photo: http://www.ineedcaffeine.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/lectrascan-front.jpg Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed

[neonixie-l] Interesting historical note about Ultronics the Lectrascan...

2011-05-19 Thread Nick
http://www.inductive.com/Ultronic_Systems.pdf Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: B7971 Tubes circuit.

2011-05-24 Thread Nick
Well spotted. A seller (and their sock-puppet) to avoid... Nick On May 24, 2:11 pm, Jeff Thomas nixich...@gmail.com wrote: What I found more interesting was the bidding pattern for that unit. The bidder with a 31 feedback rating, who bid 18 times was also bidding exclusively on hikerjims

[neonixie-l] F9020AA current (again!)

2011-05-25 Thread Nick
I'm running these at about 5mA 200V with 15K anode resistor. Seem bright enough. What are others using? Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from

[neonixie-l] Re: Nixie power supply.

2011-05-25 Thread Nick
They are still there in the Yahoo! group files section: Files Power Supply Designs Switch Mode NE555 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this

[neonixie-l] Re: F9020AA current (again!)

2011-05-25 Thread Nick
Never mind - I just found this: http://tubedata.tubes.se/sheets/181/f/F9020.pdf I'm not sure I want to drive it at 10 or 15mA ! 5,000 hours life (*whatever that means) is not long though... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group

[neonixie-l] Re: F9020AA current (again!)

2011-05-26 Thread Nick
would have expected a figure in the 100,000 hour bracket - running them at well under max current will help anyway. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com

[neonixie-l] Re: CD47/GR414 to grab

2011-05-31 Thread Nick
there prepared to pay that sort of money? Hmmm. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: Trying to stabilize ins-1 lamps

2011-06-16 Thread Nick
On Jun 17, 5:02 am, MichaelB mbari...@dslextreme.com wrote: HI Nick, These little bulbs are real stinkers and quite different from the very reliable and stable NE2. They have a habit of looking perfectly fine and then, all of a sudden, the illuminated center will shift off axis

[neonixie-l] Re: Bob Pease is dead

2011-06-20 Thread Nick
when he died. Allegedly he wasn't wearing a seat belt and was driving one handed when he crashed on a corner and hit a tree - he may have suffered a heart attack first. Great loss. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post

[neonixie-l] Re: B7971's for sale (again)

2011-06-24 Thread Nick
. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group

[neonixie-l] Re: B7971's for sale (again)

2011-06-25 Thread Nick
really didn't want the hassle of wrapping them individually and shipping them properly. Several of us tried to reason with him, but to no avail. Ah. Well. Its done now... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send

[neonixie-l] Re: B7971's for sale (again)

2011-06-26 Thread Nick
-group.com/NSN/5960-00-248-8501 Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more

[neonixie-l] Threads...

2011-06-27 Thread Nick
their subject changed mid- stream. Thanks Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr

[neonixie-l] Re: now a full 7179 clock from the same seller, check out those tubes

2011-06-30 Thread Nick
cannot be reformed. Many were not sealed well and as they were operating is a hostile-ish environment (near tubes and other sources of heat), they often dry completely. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send

[neonixie-l] Re: Possible source forproducing new nixies?

2011-07-03 Thread Nick
to go. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group

[neonixie-l] Re: 3000 tubes per year?

2011-07-06 Thread Nick
it properly, it will require a lot of work. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com

[neonixie-l] 400+ members...

2011-07-06 Thread Nick
Our domination of the known universe continues unabated !! Still looking for input from all of you out there as to how we can improve this forum... NIck -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email

[neonixie-l] Re: 3000 tubes per year?

2011-07-08 Thread Nick
- many thanks for that. Love your work, by the way - absolutely beautiful. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email

[neonixie-l] Re: What I've been up to - Video Coat

2011-07-11 Thread Nick
Cameraphone, bluetooth, let people take photos and send them to your coat. Could be fun. Or illegal. Or both. Depends what they photograph... possibilities are endless... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group

[neonixie-l] Re: Nixie tube photographing

2011-07-14 Thread Nick
On Jul 14, 5:44 pm, Nick n...@desmith.net wrote: I bought a cheapy light tent on eBay - a 40cm PhotoSEL as inhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/170626510059 Came with 2 daylight floods. Does a nice job. Here's a photo of one of John S's clocks: http://www.desmith.net/NMdS/Nixies/P1020086.JPG -- You

[neonixie-l] Re: oscilloscope blues

2011-07-17 Thread Nick
they are good for, and what they are rubbish at. Nick On Jul 17, 6:37 pm, Mimewar mime...@gmail.com wrote: Does anyone here, know of a good   I have an oscilloscope, but don't have a clue how to use it guide?  I have had it for over a year, and now that I'm getting into more programming, analog

[neonixie-l] Using tilt switches...

2011-07-18 Thread Nick
://www.ladyada.net/portfolio/2003/index.html . Anyone know of an earlier one? Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email

[neonixie-l] Re: Using tilt switches...

2011-07-18 Thread Nick
(that I've had a peek at) which involves measuring very very small changes in acceleration - in the order of 0.05g. Sparkfun do a breakout board for this beauty - http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9723 What a fun chip... Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google

[neonixie-l] Re: Using tilt switches...

2011-07-18 Thread Nick
tend to comment a lot in my code, especially when using novel approaches). You might want to display the following in a fixed width font so that the tables line up. The code is simple and concise, the concept slightly less so. // File : .c // Author : Nick de Smith // // Revision

[neonixie-l] Re: Higher current HVPS

2011-07-18 Thread Nick
#highcurrent HTH Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to neonixie-l+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit

[neonixie-l] Re: New member has a question

2011-07-18 Thread Nick
has moved on, maybe not in a way to everyone's tastes, but its most certainly moved on. You want to stick in the dark ages. Do so. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups neonixie-l group. To post to this group, send an email to neonixie-l

[neonixie-l] Re: New member has a question

2011-07-18 Thread Nick
On Jul 19, 12:06 am, Adam Jacobs a...@jacobs.us wrote: On 7/18/2011 3:27 PM, Nick wrote: I've used VS extensively since its first release, I've hacked vim, vi, sed, TPU, EDT, brief, teco, emacs and probably a 100 other editors TECO hackers right there on the bench with me! And the meanest

[neonixie-l] Re: New member has a question

2011-07-19 Thread Nick
On Jul 19, 1:23 pm, JohnK yend...@internode.on.net wrote: There may be more than a few out there who don't get the 'joke'.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo Grief! I haven't heard that for 30 years. Great man. Littering. They all moved away. Nick -- You received this message

[neonixie-l] Re: wrong numbers

2011-07-21 Thread Nick
cabling. Not. Nick On Jul 21, 9:50 am, jb-electronics webmas...@jb-electronics.de wrote: Hi, (2) Sprinkle capacitors across power and ground all over your circuit. Preferably as close to the power and ground pins of each chip as possible. Usually they're 0.1uf (100nf) ceramic capacitors. Some

[neonixie-l] Re: Numitron Clock: 1V ripple on supply voltage due to PWM?

2011-08-07 Thread Nick
, but you'll spend years getting it to work. It's just not worth the trouble. In the past, I've used systems where I've synched the time/date when the PWM is not in use, e.g. at night when the display is off so no HV required, and used a TXCO during the day. Its a good compromise. Nick -- You

[neonixie-l] Re: Numitron Clock: 1V ripple on supply voltage due to PWM?

2011-08-07 Thread Nick
On Aug 7, 8:09 pm, Adam Jacobs a...@jacobs.us wrote: Nick: That's neat, I didn't know you worked at a radio telescope. Pretty cool. Not me - that's David. I used to work at an extremely boring hedge fund! Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups

[neonixie-l] Re: Need Help with VFD Power supply

2011-08-07 Thread Nick
are generally not good at handling these incursions, so the addition of a small diode between the gate and ground (cathode to the gate) will protect the uP port - this is not the same as the ESD protection most (not all) uP ports have. Nick -- You received this message because you are subscribed

[neonixie-l] Re: Need Help with VFD Power supply

2011-08-08 Thread Nick
On Aug 8, 8:09 am, jb-electronics webmas...@jb-electronics.de wrote: Nick, Due to internal capacitances inherent in all transistor types, negative going pulses will be induced [...] Do you really mean capacitance and not inductance? I do not see how capacitors would induce and kind

[neonixie-l] Re: OT: Muntzing

2011-08-08 Thread Nick
On Aug 8, 8:47 pm, jb-electronics webmas...@jb-electronics.de wrote: Nick wrote: Cooo Madman Muntz mentioned in two threads on the same day! His name liveth evermore... Reading Mike's post, though, I got the impression that Muntzing circuits is something that is to be avoided. Reading

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