Nixie Chessboard - fully assembled IN-7 version.



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: Bakelite, Glass, Neon, Resin, Electrons, Brass

Note: I have a small quantity of nixie tubes in stock but future availability is a bit uncertain. Most of the ex-Soviet nixies used in our devices come from sellers in Ukraine.
I can guarantee at current prices 20%+ of your payment after taxes and postage will be sent to Ukrainian nixie sellers to purchase replacements until it's no longer possible to do so.

***These chessboards take a lot of time and effort to construct. It will take around 8-10 weeks for your board to arrive***

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.


The estimated delivery date is based on your purchase date, the recipient's location (actual or inferred), the seller's processing time and location, and the shipping carrier.

Other factors—such as shipping carrier delays or placing an order on weekend/holiday—may push the arrival of your item beyond this date.

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Sep 29-Nov 1

Aug 12

After you place your order, Lasermad will take 6-10 weeks to prepare it for shipment.

Sep 26-Oct 25

Lasermad puts your order in the mail.

Sep 29-Nov 1

Estimated to arrive at your doorstep Sep 29-Nov 1!

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1 out of 5 stars

Fraudulent seller. Ordered in April. Never delivered. Lied to multiple times.

Response from Anthony Adams

I know it's been a long time, the labels were printed ready to send it out but I've been held up again. Sorry you feel I have lied but I've just been trying to get through a difficult time.

Bill Sobel Sep 11, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Took a while to arrive, but came packed well and feels good quality. The provided instructions were difficult to read (text too small) but the shop owner sent them via PDF very quickly and gave a few pointers on how to set it, as it's a bit tricky at first. Overall I'm very pleased. I may change the supplied USB cable to a fabric braided one which will go better with the overall look as I have it on a shelf where the wire can be seen. Overall. Highly recommended.

Gerard Hughes May 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love this clock! Such a reasonable price if you look around at nixie clocks in the US you will pay triple this amount. Friends and family always asking where we got our cool item! Thank you!

Katie Buchgraber Mar 2, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Well made and very attractive addition to any desk. Properly packed for shipping - month delivery time makes sense as these are custom-made, communication good after a request for status update. Understanding listing indicated no buttons, still would have, however, preferred time/date buttons adjustments versus the "virtual" hand movements above the unit - have the basic concept but ran out of time and energy, will revisit when it goes to the office. Update: Now have the basic concept of setting time, getting into the menu tree is mind-numbing read of option settings where buttons would be a simple solution, this is beautiful and well made, just over-engineered for setting up - also, the small point <g> text is so small I need a magnifying loupe to read.

Reviewed by Inactive Feb 25, 2018

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