Mark Pitcher’s posted a set of Soviet nuclear controls that look exactly as I pictured high-tech equipment looking when I was a kid (shown here is a nuclear detonator panel (!) that bristles with high-tech menace): “Equipment built during the 1940’s to 1970’s for use in the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (the ‘Polygon’). All are hand-made and most are one-offs. Photos from a museum in Kurchatov Kazakhstan.”

Kurchatov Nuke Equipment (via Make)