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Parts List

Check to make sure your kit comes with the following parts.Sometimes we make mistakes so double check everything and email [email protected] if you need replacements!

Please note that R4 is not used, and is a 'breakout' for hacking purposes!

Image Name Description Part # & Datasheet Qty

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Tube

IV-18 vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) tube.

It is normal for the tube to have a black 'spot' on the back and white 'paint' on the back of the display.

IV-18

Rare (check ebay and HAM fests!)

1

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IC1
Microcontroller (preprogrammed with firmware when purchased in a kit). ATmega168V-10PU 1

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IC2 VFD driver in PLCC-28 package.

MAX6921

Maxim

1

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IC3

5V regulator

7805 TO-220 package

Generic 7805 1

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Q1 32.768 KHz, 12.5 pF watch crystal Generic 32.768KHz crystal 1

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Q2 N-Channel HEXFET Vishay IRFD110PBF 1

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Q3

 -- or --

Q4

P-channel MOSFET

Q3 has been replaced by Q4 in newer kits.

These are Static Sensitive Parts!  Handle with care!

ZVP 3306 (older)

ZVP2110A (newer)

1

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D1, D2, D3, D4 60V breakdown Schottky Diode MBR160 4

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D5 60V zener diode 1N5264B 1

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F1 200mA fuse
These look a lot like capacitors but the leg spacing is 0.2" not 0.1"
RXEF020 1

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L1 2200uH power inductor, >0.2A current capability RLB9012-2200 1

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R5

1/4W 5% 10K resistor

Brown, Black, Orange, Gold

Generic 1

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R1

1/4W 5% 270K resistor

Red Violet Yellow Gold

Generic 1

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R2

1/4W 5% 100K resistor

Brown, Black, Yellow, Gold

Generic 1

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R3

1/4W 5% 22 resistor

Red Red Black Gold

Generic 1

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C8, C9

20pF ceramic capacitor

These might also be blue colored!

Generic 2

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C1, C3, C10 0.1uF ceramic capacitor (104) Generic 3

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C5 0.1uF ceramic capacitor 100V
These look a lot like the 0.1uF caps but they have a kink in the leads
Generic 1

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C6

Electrolytic capacitor

22uF / 100V 
(or higher)

Generic 1

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C2, C7

Electrolytic capacitor

47uF / 25V 
(or higher)

Generic 2

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C4 220uF/6.3V capacitor
(or higher)
Generic 1

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J1 2.1mm Power Jack CUI PJ-202AH 1

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IC2' 28-PLCC socket Generic 1

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IC1' 28-pin socket Generic 1

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ICSP 6 pin header, 0.1"x0.1" spacing Generic 1

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SW1 Right angle SPDT switch C&KOS102011MA1QN1 1

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S1, S2, S3 Right angle tactile switch EVQ-PF008K 3

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JP1 2x10 position 0.1" x 0.1" female header Generic 1

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JP2 2x10 position 0.1" x 0.1" right angle header Generic 1

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SPK Piezo Speaker PS1240P02AT 1

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BATT 12mm 3V lithium coin cell CR1220 1

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BATT' 12mm coin cell holder Keystone 3001 1
PCB Paired circuit boards Adafruit Industries 1

Enclosure Parts

Description Qty
Acrylic enclosure parts - 6 differently cut parts 6
Nylon 4-40 Hex nut 10
Nylon 4-40 1/2" machine screw 8
This guide was first published on Mar 06, 2013. It was last updated on Mar 06, 2013. This page (Parts List) was last updated on Jun 23, 2019.