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. Some detail shots showing the internal PCBs are available here, and announcement of plans for a kit version here. Kudos to Tony of Lasermad for producing what, IMHO, is quite clearly a masterpiece. [via Hack a Day]

How about a nice game of chess? « Lasermad

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  4. Our Favorite DIY Chess Sets | Make: says:

    […] Who isn’t fascinated by Nixie tubes? This project turns the vintage tube tech into a gorgeous chess board and set. […]

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