37 comments on “Nixie chessboard Kit

  1. I am interested in a kit. Any rough idea of the cost? Will this be shipped from the U.K.? Thanks in advance.

    • HI,
      I’m still working out the total cost as some of the parts used were bought over a number of months, once I have all the prices I’ll update this post. It’ll be sent from the UK using a courier such as DHL or UPS as it’s too heavy for Royal mail packets and I’d prefer to use a tracked service.

      The tubes used are 24x IN-7 and 8x IN-7A, it’s possible to use all IN-7 but the Rook and Knight symbols are nearer the top in the IN-7A displays so look slightly better.

  2. If this isn’t being too pushy, would it be possible to be put down on the list for the kit? I suspect there might be several people wanting one, and I am simply stunned by how nice your set looks. (err.. nothing sexual meant by that).

  3. Excellent work! I am definitely interested. Please let me know by email when you will have additional details and pricing. Thank you!

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  6. Please put me On your mailing list. I have been looking for a really unique chess set. I play on average ten games a week. My buddies (who I have already emailed about this) will have there minds blown if I can get one (afford it).

    • I don’t want to clutter the replies so this for everyone who has asked about a kit, I’ll update the post later tonight with prices and availabilty, hopefully. :)

  7. I am very interested in buying one of your kits in the future. Please provide any info you can soon!!

    Good job on this project. Very nice.

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  14. Would like to order one of these, please let me know when available and how much. Stunning work! Thanks. Mark

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  17. Also definitely interested in purchasing a kit. Truly, a work of great beauty and ingenuity. I’d be honored to display one in my home, and even more happy to play chess with such an evocatively designed set. Well done!

  18. Fantastic idea for use of a nixie tube. Already drooling about building this kit. Ultimately, I think I will also build a table so that the set can lie embedded on the surface. Have an idea about having depressions on the surface of the table around the chess set to hold the nixie tubes that are not in play. Can also hide the power source and wires under the table surface.

    • Are you intending to replace the chessboard top itself?, you could use any thin sheet of non metallic material that you can cut/machine for the table top from wood to stone…

  19. Tony;

    Very interestimg!! I’m most intrigued by how the nixies are powered. I suspect by means of an inductive connection to the chessboard. Is there any power source within the chess pieces?

    Can you please advise me by email when possible of the cost of your chessboard kit and an estimate of the delivery date.


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  21. Might also use the Russian IN-15A/IN15B tubes for more options than just the IN-7/IN-7A/IN-7B. One side could be the IN-7 the other IN-15..

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