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I don't know what it is about winter that makes me want to solder. Maybe it's the heat from the iron keeping my hands warm.
Tokyo HackerSpace will again be partnering with hardware kit maker Akafugu. Buy a kit from them, and assemble it with us!
This year we'll be featuring their series of VFD clocks.
Event moved to February. Please check back regularly for updates.
We last had a class featuring these VFD displays back in 2011. These Vacuum Flourescent Displays are series of vacuum tubes that show letters or numbers in a bright green or blue.
Akafugu has found a number of uses for VFD displays, and is providing a workshop at THS for soldering and programming them.
Perhaps you've heard of Nixie Tubes?
Seen the Spectrum Analyzer at the Maker Faire Tokyo 2012?
Akafugu, a hardware designer based here in Japan, makes clock sets that display the time on nixie tubes. They're produced in kits and are intended for a beginner or intermediate maker to put together in an afternoon. Tokyo Hackerspace is proud to present a workshop for soldering together your own handsome kit!
Build an Akafugu Nixie Clock
Build your own LCD Clock
The Akafugu Simpleclock is a DIY-friendly LCD display clock that can show the time and temperature. Designed with through-hole components and a pre-cut acrylic stand, this allows anyone with a bit of soldering experience to create their own timepiece.