The software for NixieNeon is released under the Free Software Foundations GPL license.
This license lets you use it, as you please, change it as you need and distribute it as
you want as long as you offer the same deal to those you distribute the software too. In
otherwords, if you choose to modify and or distribute this code, YOU MUST make the source code
available or let folks know where they can get it from.
At the core of the code for the NixieNeon is the boot loader and library from the Arduino project
which can be found at the web site http://www.arduino.cc.
Being the hacker I am, I took great liberty to meld what I found of their's into what I needed.
The code for NixieNeon can be found on the sister site of NixieNeon
To update or modify the code on the NixieNeon, you only need the development tools abnd drivers for the FTDI usb serial port board. Some version of both of these can be
found on the ftp site along with the NixieNeon code linked to above.
If you want to check on the latest versions of
either they can be found here at the FTDI site http://www.ftdichip.com/ and the
AvrLib site http://www.nongnu.org/avr-libc/ and for
the Windows users out there WinAvr at
Once the tools are in place, building and downloading the code to the processor is as easy as typing in
make and resetting the processor at the proper tme.