Octal

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Aug 31 20:13:19 CDT 2006


On 9/1/2006 at 12:25 AM ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk wrote:

>Obviously you can use 'decimal' nixie tubes to display in octal (just 
>ingore the 8 and 9 cathodes. Did anyone ever make hexadeximal nixie tubes 
>with 16 cathodes of the appropriate shapes? I've not seen them in the 
>databooks.

I've never seen one either.  I wonder if it's a limitation of the geometry
where it's just not possible to pack 16 alphanumerics into a bottle without
too many things being obscured by the electrodes.  AFAIK, the only fully
alphanumeric nixies were the 13 segment varieties.

Cheers,
Chuck






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