Nixie Tube Socket Mini-Tutorial


As we have shared in the past, we at Adafruit really really love Nixie tubes.

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.

Materials needed:

  • plastic stand-off bases that comes with many of the Nixies
  • universal IC socket header
  • glue (optional)
  • common tools

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