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Nixie Chessboard

By: on April 27, 2017
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Now here's a new spin on smart lighting. Lasermad says their stellar Nixie Chessboard is the first and only Nixie tube-powered chessboard in the whole world, and I believe it. Who has the creativity to even come up with that as an idea, much less figure out how to build it and make it work? With no plugs. Whether you checkmate or not, you'll always light it up in this game of chess.

The Nixie Chessboard's IN-7 tubes are all powered by induction coils routed beneath the board. This particular version, Lasermad's V1.5, works right out of the box, with no assembly required.

Though identical in general appearance and size, chess pieces are illuminated with symbols that denote their rank.

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