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Magic Eye Audio Spectrum Display

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Sylvain, AKA MicroSyl, wanted to build an audio spectrum display using old “magic eye” vacuum tubes: After doing some project with vintage tube I got the idea of doing an audio spectrum display with “magic eyes tube” and driving those with an AVR MCU with Fast Fourier Transform. The enclosure... Read more »

Nixie Tube Chess Set

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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 »