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Last updated: 16.11.2019.


Firmware update

Nixie Tap is based on the ESP8266, and the tool of choice for firmware updates is the official esptool, which you can install through Python. Firmware development is done on Nixie Tap Github repo, and stable versions will be put here.

Latest firmware

nt-firmware-1.1.bin | nt-firmware-1.1-changelog.txt

nt-firmware-1.0.bin | nt-firmware-1.0-changelog.txt

GNU/Linux

  1. In a terminal window type: sudo apt install esptool
  2. Grab the latest Nixie Tap firmware file, and save it somewhere, e.g. Desktop
  3. Open a terminal window, navigate to where you saved the file and type: sudo esptool write_flash 0x00000 nt-firmware-1.0.bin
  4. If the device won't boot, do a sudo esptool erase_flash and repeat step 3

Windows

  1. Download and install the latest Python from Python website
  2. Open the command prompt and type: pip install esptool
  3. Grab the latest Nixie Tap firmware file and save it somewhere, e.g. Desktop
  4. In a terminal window navigate to where you saved the file and type: esptool write_flash 0x00000 nt-firmware-1.0.bin
  5. If the device won't boot, do a esptool erase_flash and repeat step 4

Hardware files

Schematics

nt-schematics-rev-b.zip

PCB printouts

nt-pcbprints-rev-b.zip

Gerber files

nt-gerbers-rev-b.zip

BOM

nt-bom-public-rev-b.ods

Enclosure STEP file

nt-enclosure-public-rev-b.step