DIY chess - with old school tech!

  • 32 Nixie tubes await your DIY-ness to turn them into chess pieces.
  • Chess pieces that light up via induction.
  • One of the most awesome uses of old tech ever!
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DIY chess - with old school tech!

Cold-cathode tubes were developed in the 1950s as a way for that time period to look more retro for those looking back on it from the future. And now that the present is their future, we can. YAY. Cold-cathode tubes, sometimes called Nixie Tubes, are no longer being made - but they are quite sought after by makers everywhere. And now we've collected 32 of them into this special DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set.

It requires a bit of work, but if you put your heart and solder into it, your DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set will be the pride of your game collection. And it's even better than just a chess set using specially marked nixie tubes as pieces - because the pieces light up through induction. That means all you have to do is set them on the chess board. We only have a few of these DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set, so if you want one, act fast. Because just as time keeps slipping into the future, these DIY Nixie Tube Chess Sets will also disappear (well, into the past).

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DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set

  • The ultimate DIY chess set - uses nixie tubes as playing pieces.
  • Pieces light up through induction when placed on the board.
  • 32 real ex-Soviet nixie tubes light up as the playing pieces.
  • Uses IN-15 nixie tubes.
  • 12V power supply included.
  • Skill Level: intermediate/advanced.
  • Game Board Dimensions: (completed) approx. 15.75" square.

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