Category Archives: Chessboard kit


Last Chessboard Kit (Now Sold)

Just posting to mention that we’re down to our very last chessboard kit. And it’s sold! If you’re interested in buying one, don’t worry, we’ll have a new batch in eventually.

By Jamie | July 8, 2014 | Chessboard kit Read More

Chessboard V1.5 On Sale At!

Merry December 10th, everybody! I’m just posting to let you know that the Nixie Chessboard 1.5 is now on sale at ThinkGeek! It’s something we’ve had in the works for about a million years, and now it’s finally happening! If you’re looking to buy a chessboard as a Christmas present, then I’d recommend the ThinkGeek […]

By Jamie | December 10, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More

Coming very soon – the V1.5 boards…

I’ve not posted much recently but that’s more due to the amount of projects I’ve been working on rather than the lack. Amongst these: I will soon have ready a new easier to build version of the nixie chessboard, using printed coils and with a choice of SMD or all through-hole parts (I’ll probably end […]

By Tony | September 17, 2013 | Chessboard kit, Timelord clocks Read More

Current work

All of the outstanding completed boards have now gone out, only 3 kits remain to be posted and once they’re out of the way one remaining completed board will be listed for sale. I’ve decided to build eight in total rather than the originally intended ten, five have been sent out, one I’ll be keeping […]

By Tony | July 26, 2013 | Chessboard kit, Timelord clocks Read More

Fully built boards – progress

Slower than hoped, as usual but we’re finally seeing results. The first completed board will go out this week with the next 4 by the end of this month. Here’s some pieces being tested and ‘burning in’ on board #2:

By Tony | April 8, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More

Strange cipher?

By Tony | April 8, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More

Chessboard kits *with* nixies on sale, only three left

Just posting to say that we have three chessboard kits *with* nixies left, as a result of some people on the old waiting list who dropped out or changed their minds. We’ve put these kits up for sale on the shop. This is a very limited edition thing, once these have sold, there will be […]

By Jamie | April 2, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More

Chessboard assembly instructions

Added board case assembly instructions, shortly will update the board assembly thread for the new PCB component layout. Now done. Next up will be the piece assembly and case preperation.

By Tony | March 1, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More

Little green alien

VFO spotted – with customary fuzzy photo 😉

By Tony | February 23, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More

Kit despatch progress

The first 4 boards have now gone and I’ll engrave the tops for the final 5 tomorrow, they should be packed in time to leave early next week. Once these tops are engraved it will mark the ‘official’ completion of the 50 chessboard kits. A few serial numbers remain unused, surprisingly including 42 – it […]

By Tony | January 24, 2013 | Chessboard kit Read More
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