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The design files for this thing have been removed as a protest against Stratasys after their decision to file a patent infringement lawsuit against Microboards Technology. Their decision is extremely destructive and also underlines that the patent system is obsolete as it no longer serves any purpose for the betterment of society. Its main role is as a blunt weapon used by incumbents to hamper innovation. I see absolutely no reason to continue indirectly supporting Stratasys by providing free content to Thingiverse.
IN-1 Nixies are readily available from multiple sources, but the sockets needed are hard to find and expensive. This design uses 11 Molex 08-50-0106 / 08-50-0108 crimp terminals for making contact with the tube pins.
I printed this with 30% infill and one shell.
Update (21. apr. 2013): Added a second version with improved snap-fit for molex terminals.
.STP and .STL files can be downloaded from https://github.com/hansj66/Nixie-socket-LC516--IN-1
Nixie socket (LC516 / IN-1) by hansj66 is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
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