X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Nixie Tube Chess Set: Light Moves First

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Most of the nixie tube hacks and mods we’ve seen involve clocks, which isn’t surprising considering the tubes were primarily used to show numbers. But there are also tubes that display symbols, and those are the ones put to good use by Lasermad in its Nixie Chessboards.

nixie-tube-chess-set-by-lasermadzoom in

Lasermad uses ex-Soviet Nixies from the 80s. They also designed a neat chessboard that uses induction coils to power the tubes. All you have to do is plug the board to an outlet and the tubes will automatically light up when you place them on the board.

Here’s a demo video of the board:

You can order the Nixie Chessboard from Lasermad either as a ready-to-assemble kit for $340 (USD) or as a fully built set for $759. Note that the DIY kit is not for beginners, although Lasermad does have a help forum for people who opt to get their hands dirty.

[via The UberReview]



Color Unmixing Machine

Color Unmixing Machine

Senspad Drum Kit

Senspad Drum Kit

Evil (Trailer)

Evil (Trailer)

Advertisement
2020 Toyota GR Supra Review: The True Everyday Sports Car

2020 Toyota GR Supra Review: The True Everyday Sports Car

Acura Reportedly Offering Massive Discount to Lure NSX Buyers

Acura Reportedly Offering Massive Discount to Lure NSX Buyers

Gruppe5 Motorsports BMW 2002 Will Have You Seeing Red

Gruppe5 Motorsports BMW 2002 Will Have You Seeing Red

Advertisement