I’m a fan of Steampunk style gadgets and the Nixie Tube fits right in. I stumbled upon this cool Nixie Tube Chess set on Etsy..Check it out!
The first and only Nixie-powered chessboard in the world.
No plugs! Induction coils power the pieces right through the board.
No assembly required, works right out of the box.
Finally! After many months and redesigns our V1.5 boards are ready. Featuring printed inductors created using special PCB processing and a choice of through-hole or surface mounted parts for the piece PCBs (the main board is through hole). Note that for now, the ready-built boards will still use the 1.5 design with surface mounted components.
This is the fully constructed chessboard option. You’ll be buying a fully built chessboard, with round IN-7 nixies and brass fittings. You’ll be able to simply unbox the game and plug it in.
The symbols used to depict each piece may vary from the photograph depending on the availability of nixies. These symbol nixie tubes haven’t been made since 1991 and are now in short supply. Once they’re gone, that’s it. Game over.