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Nixie Tube Chess Set

Nixie Chess Set Detail

This beautifully conceived and executed chess set was made using vintage Russian Nixie tubes. The tubes are illuminated without visible wires; they glow when at rest on the gameboard surface. Kudos to Tony of Lasermad for producing what, IMHO, is quite clearly a masterpiece. Read more »

32-robot NXT chess set

Imagine building a chess set 12′ on a side, with each piece its own robot. Oh yeah, and make it all out of Lego. Team Hassenplug’s Monster Chess packs 100,000 elements and 32 NXT bricks, and uses a laptop running a chess program to coordinate the robots. Want to see... Read more »

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