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Nixie Chessboard DIY Kit, round IN-7 Nixies Included

Note: This is a DIY construction kit, not a finished board (the board is fairly simple to build, but you will still need to be confident soldering small parts). This kit will include all 32 nixie displays needed for assembly.

The first and only Nixie-powered chessboard in the world.
No plugs! Induction coils power the pieces right through the board.
A cool DIY project!

We've finally managed to secure a *small* quantity of IN-7 nixies and I've organised a few extra V1.5 printed coil PCBs to make use of them. This is the last time we expect the original version of the chessboard as seen in the 2012 videos to be available (though the electronics inside are newer). Supplied with 34x IN-7 and IN-7A nixies, through hole printed coil PCBs and all-brass bolts and thumbnuts.

No more days weeks spent winding coils, just assemble the PCBs and concentrate instead on an individual case finish for your board. Now includes a 12V power supply. Currently offered with IN-7 (round) pieces – we also have an oval IN-15 version of the board listed. Future options may be limited as stock runs out - remeber these tubes haven't been made since 1991.
The symbols used to depict each piece may vary from the photograph depending on the availability of nixies. These symbol nixie tubes are now in short supply and once they're gone, that's it. Game over.

5-tube Nixie Clock V3 (DIY Kit, with Perspex and Oak case)

Functionally identical to our IN8-2/19 coppertop clock but much more affordable thanks to the lower cost nixies and featuring a Perspex cylindrical case with solid Oak end caps.

Features:
All interaction using IR proximity sensors - no buttons or remotes.
Single alarm
12/24 hour display
Display dim on/off times
GPS sync input possible
Seconds tick on/off
Variable seconds on/off
IR link to sync multiple clocks into one extended display
Low power less than 2W

Fitted with one IN-15 and four IN-12 nixies the PCB is fully visible through the clear plastic case and held in place by two solid machined paxolin end caps. There are no external controls, all functions being controlled by our infrared proximity control system.

The kit includes all parts required to build and use the clock, including a USB power supply and USB lead. Complete PCB assembly, case part sanding and polishing skills required.

The assembly instructions can be found at http://www.lasermad.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=23

NOTE the photographs show the earlier Teak ended version, this clock is identical except the cylinder ends are made of lighter Oak.

Nixie Button Desk Ornament

A nixie tube based 'plasma globe' toy that glows in response to anything conductive touching the outer glass.

The main feature though is when touched it will operate a low-voltage relay for about a second which can be used to interface to your own project or connect to a PC motherboard to switch a computer on/off. Activating your missile launch sequence is also possible but not recommended.

Supplied as a kit of all parts required, it will take most constructors around 30-60 minutes to assemble and includes an IN-1 nixie tube, USB lead, suitable UK plug mains to 5V adapter and phenolic laminate case parts.

Complete PCB assembly, case part sanding and polishing skills required. You can find the assembly instructions at http://www.lasermad.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=16

5-tube Nixie Clock V1 (DIY Kit, with paxolin top)

The original paxolin cased version of our 5-tube clock with four IN-14 numeric nixies and one IN-19V symbol nixie as the centre colon which alternates between '+' and '-' symbols every second, the case has the appearance of Bakelite when polished/finished correctly.

Features:
All interaction using capacitive touch sensors - no buttons or remotes.
GPS time sync 2400/4800/9600BPS
Short-term time backup on power loss
Single alarm
Display dim on/off settings
Time calibration
Individual tube brightness calibration
Seconds tick
Random seconds tick
Fade/ripple/plain display modes
Cathode cleaning routine
Low power, less than 2W and can be powered from a standard USB port

The kit includes all parts required to build and use the clock, including a power supply and USB lead. Complete PCB assembly, case part sanding and polishing skills required.

The assembly instructions can be found on our website - http://www.lasermad.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=13