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The 6E5/6U5 solid-state magic eye:                                           (Scroll Down for the 6T5)

Left: solid state ey tube, without diffusers. middle with diffuser, right real 6U5 tubeLeft: solid state ey tube, without diffusers. middle with diffuser, right real 6U5 tube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Solid-state eye without and with a diffuser, and a real 6U5.Solid-state eye without and with a diffuser, and a real 6U5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid-State 6E5/6U5 Documentation

History of the project. History

This document describes the LED based replacement for a 6E5, 6U5, 1629, etc. (Updated April 2024) SS6E5   (old version here:  SS6E5 ).

Dithering the 6E5 Dither

This document shows measured 6U5 characteristics vs. grid voltage 6U5_measurements.

This document shows the solid-state 6U5 in action. Solid-state 6U5 action.

This shows a version made with a paraffin wax light diffuser WaxLightDiffuser.

This YouTube video gives you a better overview of the project. SS6E5_YouTube

6E5/6U5 Circuit board Gerbers: LED_board LED_Control_Board 

Here is a Digikey order for some of the critical parts. You can import this directly into the Digikey website.
Excel: Digikey    CSV: Digikey  Note that your anti-virus software may try to block the spreadsheets. 
More details about where to get parts (and how to load a BOM into Digikey) can be found here Description of BOM

6E5/6U5 Schematic Composite_Schematic .

Circuit board component placement SS6E5_assembly .

Want to buy a circuit board? (March 2024: I still have some) Click here

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The Solid-State 6T5 Magic Eye Replacement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solid-State 6T5 Documentation

History of the project. History

This document describes the LED based replacement for a 6T5 (updated April 2024)  SS6T5 

Dithering the 6T5 Dither.

Here is a video of the solid-state 6T5 in operation SS6T5Video

A video of an actual 6T5 in operation (thanks Hansjoachim)   6T5Video

A YouTube overview: SS6T5_YouTube

This video shows the difference between the linear LED driver and the logarithmic LED driver LogLin

6T5 Circuit board Gerbers: 6T5_LED_Board 6T5_Driver_Board

Here is a Digikey order for some of the critical parts. You can import this directly into the Digikey website.
Excel: Digikey    CSV: Digikey  Note that your anti-virus software may try to block the spreadsheets. 
More details about where to get parts (and how to load a BOM into Digikey) can be found here Description of BOM

6T5 Schematic Composite_Schematic 

Circuit board component placement SS6T5_assembly

Want to buy a circuit board? (March 2024: I still have some) Click here

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