Designed for http://blog.tinkercad.com/2012/03/19/design-a-chess-set-win-a-makerbot/
I thought it would be interesting to make Ice cubes in the shape of chess pieces, use food dye (or Kool-Aid) for coloring the black pieces(you could then play a variant of timed chess, where a piece is gone once it has melted beyond recognition). Warning: not recommended for cardboard chess boards.
I also thought about Chocolate chess, though I suspect eating the pieces you take would be required.
You could use this with just about any liquid that solidifies, such as latex, but I'm not sure why you would.
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While I doubt this will be anywhere as awesome as Action #Chess (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:19733) I will try anyway.
I hope this will work with any liquid that solidifies at a temperature or over time.
Note: I have not printed this (no 3d printer), if you do print it, please let me know of any issues, problems, or suggestions for improvements.
Note 2: You should probably flip it up-side-down before printing.
- Print, clean, and seal the connection
- Fill with desired material.
- let material solidify.
- remove from molds.