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I’ve always been fascinated by the glow of ionized gases, but never got around to putting together a Nixie tube clock — the whole craze of the last decade seemed to pass me by. When I finally decided to make one, I knew it would have to be something a little different to stand out.

Tony Adams

Tony Adams is a freelance electronics engineer. He has been building circuits since he was 6 years old, and has spent the last 15 years repairing industrial lasers to keep the bills paid. He now also makes Nixie tube chess set kits. lasermad.com


MAKE V33 high Homebrew: Nixie Tube Chess Set

MAKE Volume 33 features our special Software for Makers section covering apps for circuit board design, 3D design and printing, microcontrollers, and programming for kids. Also, meet our new Arduino-powered Rovera robot and get started with Raspberry Pi. As usual, you’ll also find fascinating makers inside, like the maniacs on our cover, the hackers behind the popular Power Racing Series events at Maker Faire.

Try your hand at 22 great DIY projects, like the Optical Tremolo guitar effects box, "Panjolele" cake-pan ukelele, Wii Nunchuk Mouse, CNC joinery tricks, treat-dispensing cat scratching post, laser-cut flexing wooden books, sake brewing, growing incredibly hot “ghost chili” peppers, and much more.

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