Post Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:27 pm

Read me first - kit contents

Thank you for buying our thermometer kit :)

Assembly should not be too difficult for anyone with some soldering experience, as a test I let my youngest son build up a kit - the instruction photographs were mostly taken during that build - I was left with the job of fitting the nixies but after that it worked first time. Where possible components which look as dissimilar as possible have been used, such as for the various capacitors.

Most of the photographs are quite high resolution so I apologise to anyone trying to build this on dialup.

Please do take time to read through the instructions first before picking up your soldering iron, especially the modification to the LEDs under the tubes and the new socket arrangement.

First of all, unpack and check the kit contents to make sure everything arrived intact. I've split the contents into eight separate packs as follows:

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Clockwise from the top left corner -

1x Mains to 5V mini USB power supply
2x Symbol nixie tubes (IN19A,IN19B)
3x Numeric nixie tubes (3x IN-14)
Case parts
USB A to mini B cable
M4 fittings
Static sensitive component bag
Misc component bag including the PCB