Nixies, was Re: Octal

Tom Peters tpeters at
Fri Sep 1 18:45:55 CDT 2006

I haven't found a way to drive nixies from more modern equipment yet, not 
one that I understand, anyhow. Especially the Burroughs  7971 "British 
Flag" one. I thought of building a character generator using a PAL, but I 
really haven't decided what I want to do wit them yet. Maybe create an "On 
the air" sign with my callsign, alternating with a clock display.


At 11:05 PM 8/31/2006 -0700, you wrote:

> > From: "Roy J. Tellason"
> > I wouldn't mind getting some nixies to play with at some point,  but 
> it's not
> > a real high priority item on my list.  I did have one assembly that I 
> picked
>I've found that nixies are not very hard to find; just check out older test
>equipment. I picked three pieces of test equipment a couple of weeks ago for
>basically nothing, each of which was working and used nixies for the displays.

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