Customizable Chess Board

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Customizable Chess Board by 1sPiRe Aug 23, 2016

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I liked the concept of Heikki_Hietala but I wanted to hide the plugs.
In the same idea as I needed to resize them, I made it customizable.

Provided STLs are 30mm sides.

See also Chess Set Box (not a customizer!)


Chess Set Credit : Alien Chess Set from ethanjurman

Edit 02/2017
I added a tolerance value for the "pegs" in the customizer and a test part (I should have do it much earlier...sorry)


For a complete chess board game you will need to print :

-2 times "Corner Color 01"
-2 times "Corner Color 02"
-12 times "Edge Color 01"
-12 times "Edge Color 02"
-18 times "Center Color 01"
-18 times "Center Color 02"

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do you have a downlodable stl for all of the cheicters also, i noticed on your page there is the orb for the pawn but i did not see anything els?

Follow the links in the thing's details! The chess set is not my creation, so I credited it to the designer.

Alien Life Chess Set

how manny of each peace in each coler do you need?

I wrote it in thing's deatails.
Good luck.

Wondering if one can make inner corners with these for interesting shaped boards?

Hi just wondering do these pieces fit in the box at 100% or 75% scaling like the chess peices?

100% scaled Chessboard for :
-100% box
-75% chess pieces
-and 75% marbles

Is this the size of a standard Chess Board? If not then any pieces printed on this website will be useless on this without scaling either them or this.

Those STLs are 30mm square. If you want an other size use the customizer, this is made for this reason.

Ahh, that makes sense, thanks for the hasty reply.

Be carreful the Box is not a customizer.... :/

Just got done printing the entire board at .15, am I missing something or do the pieces simply not snap together at all? Seems like they are suppose to line up pretty good, but cant seem to get any of them to line up and snap in. Didn't change the scale at all, printed the default files for each piece.

Though there are small gaps on 3 axis, I am sorry to read that. You should try to adjust the flow to make parts fit.
Take a look a those tutos :

Then just print the corners or only 2 parts to test if it fit together

Flow Calibrator
Part Fitting Calibration
by MEH4d

Thanks for the quick reply 1sPiRe, I will check those calibration prints out. I just assumed that I wouldnt have an issue, I have done gears in the past. Unfortunate that I just noticed the not fitting after I had printed the entire board :-(. I mean it is close, but just not quite there, debating best way to make them fit.

Any ideas?

File the edges slightly?

I just checked the STLs and there is 0.2mm gap everywere.
Don't file the edges but maybe the inner edges of the plugs...
Mines clip into each other by slightly pushing them on a table.

Thank you :D
But all credits go to Ethan.

Love your choice of colors - do you mind telling what filaments you used?

Thank you!
I used E-sun blue and purple glass PLA for marbles, and unknow cheap fake gold and silver PLA for chess board and set.

do you have the files for the chess pieces (i would like to download them)

Every thing is linked in summary.
ethanjurman's alien chess set : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1575432
I also uploaded the marbles to insert into pawn's arms : http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1763598

Alien Life Chess Set
Sphere for Ethan's Alien Pawns
by 1sPiRe

This is pretty awesome! Thanks!

It looks like I need 37mm for the default size Alien Chess set? Is that right?

Actually i printed the alien chess set at 75%...which needed a 30mm tile chess board. So I would guess that 37m is a minimum size.
The king has the widest base so take it as reference.

Do you have a link for the case as well?