The New Precise Nixie Clock combines modern and legacy technologies. The clock, controlled by a PIC18F4420, receives time signals from the GPS system and displays the time with six Nixie tubes. And this model also shows the seconds.
It is a remake of the November 2014 Precise Nixie Clock.
The kit contains all the parts (bare PCBs, Nixie tubes, programmed controllers, all the other electronic components and a power supply 9V). Soldering required, not assembled.
I pre-ordered both print and case, which turn out to be of good quality. The nixie tubes offer a fantastic sight, combined with the blue glow of the leds, especially in the evening. Sadly the article was not included, so I had to buy the magazine. In the magazine, the description of placing of the nixie tubes is taken from the previous article (4 tubes nixie clock) and does not reflect the new tubes. I experienced that the orientation of the GPS receiver is crucial for the clock to start displaying the correct time. I once waited for half an hour and still the correct time didn't appear. Then I turned the clock 90 degrees and within 3 minutes the correct time appeared. The blue glow you see in the pictures come from blue leds which are delivered with the casing and need to be mounted into the plexiglass. Three resistors need to be soldered hanging in the air. The switch that's delivered is not of the push-button type, but a toggle switch. I replaced it by a push-button of the same size.