6502-Powered Nixie Clock

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Today Ryan Brooks is our nerd hero of the day, and this is why:

So, I wanted a Nixie clock and I really wanted to design the hardware and program it myself. Most of the kits out there are based around a PIC or some other new, easy to use microcontroller. I thought it would be much more interesting to make a clock powered by an old school computer. The result is a 6502-powered Nixie clock.

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We'd make one for ourselves from the instructions and diagram Brooks thoughtfully provides except that the last time we soldered anything we burned three of our fingers. If you've got time to kill and fingers to spare, feel free to make us one for, um, Easter.

Ryan Brooks' 6502 Nixie Clock [Hack.net, via Sci Fi Tech]
Cathode Corner Nixie Watch [Gizmodo]

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