DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set

DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set

This DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set is the perfect DIY project for a chess geek. You can turn 32 Nixie tubes into chess pieces and then play chess with them.

These chess pieces light up via induction and this set will look great in your home. All of your friends will want to play a game just to see it in action.

DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set

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.

The DIY Nixie Tube Chess Set is $399.99 from

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Conner Flynn

About Conner Flynn

Conner has been blogging for major internet publications since 2007, has authored several Sci-Fi novels and short stories and loves geek/tech toys. His latest project is a new geek toy store over at where he hopes to make many geeks happy by making sure they stay young.

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