Here’s a great mini-tutorial from Mike at Electronics-Lab.com Blog about how to create your own Nixie Tube socket that will help protect your tubes (and your project) as you add and remove units:
In this mini tutorial we introduce a quick and cheap way to make your own Nixie Tube sockets to use them on your next Nixie project. A socket enables you to change a damaged Nixie Tube quickly and with minimum effort.
plastic stand-off bases that comes with many of the Nixies
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