www.circuitsonline.net (a Dutch Electronica Forum) offered a Nixie clock kit to members of this forum. The price was so nice, that I could not resist on buying a kit :-)
After building the PCBs together, I started designing a case in Solidworks.
It consists of several parts:
- 1x bottom (onderkant.stl), with sunken holes for the 4 screws.
- 1x top (bovenkant.stl), whih is the upper part, where the nixie tubes itself fit in,
with 4 holes on the back for the powersupply and the 3 adjust buttons.
- 4x ring (ring.stl) to keep some space between the PCB and the nixie, and to keep in nice
Still waiting for 2 SMD diodes and 1 SMD resistor, so no "action" pictures yet :-)
If you happen to have one of these nixie clocks, just print these case and enjoy :-)
Ecksbot 3D - K8200 Velleman - Prusa i3
Nothing special, just slice and print, no rafts or support needed :-)
Use 4x 10mm hex bolts, and screw them in from the bottomside.
Next, put 4 small rubber slices to the bottom, to prevent scratches or movement
on your cabinet.
I got the correct measurements for the PCB, nixie tubes, buttons etc ...
So it was actually pretty easy to design this. (I did it in a half hour)