by cymon, published
Now you can battle your chess two ways. Traditionally on a chess board or combine your powers to form the ultimate chess fighting robot.
Had this idea a while ago and this contest gave me the perfect opportunity to make it happen. Having to use Tinkercad to make it happen was wonderfully educational too. It's a limited tool in many way and the limitations were in their own way liberating.
Original Size: tinkercad.com/things/beTFmjGvzMu
EDIT: Updated STLs with new versions to fix printing problems in original versions. Now on v1.2. Old plate renamed "V1" for historical purposes.
EDIT2: Discovered that some of my pieces, most notably the knight, exceeded the dimensions stipulated in the contest rules. Added a scaled down plate that fits the contest requrements. Called it "1.2 small". Individual pieces are still the larger size.
EDIT3: 1.3 small added that thickens the connections to the pawns and removes the tabs connecting them. 1.2 (big) not tested yet, I have no reason to believe it won't work as is so I'm leaving it.
EDIT4: Taking this off WIP status becauase any future work will be in version 2.X. (See deritives)
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Even with a cheaper deisgn, I'm still not taking much of your money. It's mostly shapeways that you're paying. Now that I've won a makerbot I'm opening up an etsy store and planning to sell these designs that I've printed. I'm not sure etsy is right for this, but I don't know what would be better so etsy it is for now.
Give me a couple of months to get my makerbot and to get something up there for sale.
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1. Print a plate for each side or print the individual pieces the number of times specified.
2. Play chess or...
3. Slide the tab from the queen into the notch on the king and slide downards to lock the body together.
4. Take the 2 type A pawns and slide into the shoulder slots.
5. Take 4 type B pawns and lock their feet together to form 2 legs.
6. Flip the knights over for feet and snap the legs into them.
7. Snap the legs into the body.
8. Take the remaing 2 type B pawns and lock their feet into the feet of the rooks to form two upper arms.
9. Snap the shoulders pawns into the upper arms.
10. Snap the upper arm pawns into the bishops to form the hands.
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