Antique Chess Pieces #chess

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Antique Chess Pieces #chess by neoteric Mar 31, 2012


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!!!!Click on the download this thing button, and scroll way down to the bottom. There are rar files for single and dual extrusions. Let me know if I can be of further help!!!!!
Antique Chess Set
This part was made with Tinkercad.
Edit the part online at https://tinkercad.com/things/4vC2GVtlIRM
Tinkercad can actually do some complex modeling, and it takes no time at all to learn it!
This is my chess entry into the contest. My goals were...
...1. to make a set that resembled an antique chess set. It's mostly from memory and Googling. (Yes, the strange queen skirt was on the queen on the real sets. If you Google, you'll see some chess sets that have that on it). I had to cheat in a few places to make sure it was printable, and fit the 70X20mm size, so it is by no means historically correct or even correct within the bounds of physics. But neither were these old sets.
...2. to make it so that you could print in contrasting colors with a dual head extruder. I have included the broken apart STLs (AntiqueKingDEA, AntiqueKingDEB, AntiqueRookDEA, AntiqueRookDEB,etc). I also, in Tinkercad, added tabs for aligning the silver and gold portions if exported separately. They are in the bottom of the chess piece stand. These tabs should help you if you don't want to use my dual extruded STLs. Finally, I added negative space (holes) wherever the different colored items meet, so there is no overlap. Warning... I have never done modeling for dual extrusion, so I might not be doing it right, but from what I have read, this is the way.
...3. to make it printable without support. I think I achieved that mostly. Each model is made up of pieces that have some kind of support or oval beneath them, so it should print pretty well without having to use support. If you need to add support, it’s easy in Tinkercad, just add some elongated spheres, and exacto them off.
...4. highly detailed, so it could be scaled up and still print nicely, or if you don’t have your 3d printer yet, you could order through Ponoko or something. (get a 3d printer)
I also have included a chess board that is elevated to display the pieces if you want to get fancy. I have a broken them up as well so that you can print on a Makerbot cupcake, and I also have provided a dual extrusion version of them. (DEA and DEB at the end of the filename means two items can be combined to make one item) I also included a standard chess board.
If you have a CNC machine, you could use the DEA and DEB full size chessboard files for the chess boards to make a cool wooden chessboard.
I have included a ton of options for people with smaller or bigger platforms, dual extrusion, etc. Since this makes up 50 files, please see the Google docs link readme at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvySsFLIQ3GhdGt6QVloRmZiazBNNlRkdU1lVk9XR3c to better understand what files will work for your needs.
NOTICE! I did not realize the really long filenames would make it so difficult to see which STL is which, so I have added all the STLs to categorized rar files and posted them at the bottom left of the files. Use the rar files and the google docs and it should be very easy to print the models you want!
They are in order posted:
Chess pieces.rar
Chess pieces dual extrusion.rar
Whole chessboards.rar
Whole chessboards dual extrusion.rar
Chessbrds 4 parts.rar
Chessbrds 4 parts dual extrusion.rar
EDIT: As I said, I will modify these based on suggestions, what works, etc. Thus, I have modified the queen Tinkercad files so that her arms are a little shorter. Let me know what works and what doesn't and I will fix em!


!!!!Click on the download this thing button, and scroll way down to the bottom. There are rar files for single and dual extrusions. Let me know if I can be of further help!!!!!
Help here-> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvySsFLIQ3GhdGt6QVloRmZiazBNNlRkdU1lVk9XR3c
These are for standard printing Normal Version

Antique King https://tinkercad.com/things/4vC2GVtlIRM
Antique Queen https://tinkercad.com/things/4mVa8UKjOVx
Antique Bishop https://tinkercad.com/things/9VC4Nqkyvpy
Antique Knight https://tinkercad.com/things/dRgPJep1pMc
Antique Rook https://tinkercad.com/things/4k1Z5oqYsrB
Antique Pawn https://tinkercad.com/things/lAyll3xCNn4
Antique Chessboard https://tinkercad.com/things/iIixF7ekVvy
Antique Chessboard Display Version https://tinkercad.com/things/522wTztNEU9

If you want to print the chessboard in parts:
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 1 https://tinkercad.com/things/3hiCdfez0aA
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 2 https://tinkercad.com/things/5ZgdQhR2kZV
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 3 https://tinkercad.com/things/cI1gxS8vyXl
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 4 https://tinkercad.com/things/jbMBtApUSVN
Antique Chessboard Display Part 1 https://tinkercad.com/things/5JgAUqjF53P
Antique Chessboard Display Part 2 https://tinkercad.com/things/c3Mv0JfAJqN
Antique Chessboard Display Part 3 https://tinkercad.com/things/9fOMS6El3Oh
Antique Chessboard Display Part 4 https://tinkercad.com/things/9jAN5DHWnJ1

measuring tool example https://tinkercad.com/things/ksElalSD3cD
Tinkercad King Example https://tinkercad.com/things/htVgyjhWwoB
Dual Extrusion Versions
......................Dual Extrusion A................Dual Extrusion B
Antique King https://tinkercad.com/things/2e4nlMlGo9T https://tinkercad.com/things/fp9S1JcoQtU
Antique Queen https://tinkercad.com/things/6KQMX9jdfIn https://tinkercad.com/things/0C2OxWuVSLI
Antique Bishop https://tinkercad.com/things/aBNthKfxB4J https://tinkercad.com/things/0LaMJx3qIDY
Antique Knight https://tinkercad.com/things/a5eW7ALLxMq https://tinkercad.com/things/1C6j0VyG49b
Antique Rook https://tinkercad.com/things/6FgRszMjTNY https://tinkercad.com/things/cKKv6EbtBXw
Antique Pawn https://tinkercad.com/things/k5K0gM56xrE https://tinkercad.com/things/jJFf8GQNzRa
Antique Chessboard https://tinkercad.com/things/5smn8w1YWp5 https://tinkercad.com/things/557jvImpAWE
Antique Chessboard Display Version https://tinkercad.com/things/4hpjx1BM1n1 https://tinkercad.com/things/iVb5B55FBiV
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 1 https://tinkercad.com/things/5V7qF7dlREF https://tinkercad.com/things/ayBNamADAJq
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 2 https://tinkercad.com/things/dOc5P6qYC4X https://tinkercad.com/things/hV41uiqYx7Q
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 3 https://tinkercad.com/things/1X8iZVkZoUi https://tinkercad.com/things/buOHxNK9PPO
Antique Chessboard Standard Part 4 https://tinkercad.com/things/7IyMVhi55SL https://tinkercad.com/things/eKrtnWNVDSI
Antique Chessboard Display Part 1 https://tinkercad.com/things/aXiEv1as822 https://tinkercad.com/things/iar6wOlLCcf
Antique Chessboard Display Part 2 https://tinkercad.com/things/5h0SrDHTwo0 https://tinkercad.com/things/i77yTbNJXVq
Antique Chessboard Display Part 3 https://tinkercad.com/things/hSZwC6rzqjr https://tinkercad.com/things/hJGr4PEJqyn
Antique Chessboard Display Part 4 DEA https://tinkercad.com/things/45ktEcvApjw https://tinkercad.com/things/6SRhX7N8xO8
If you don't have a dual extrusion printer, you can still be creative and modify the files for colorful items.
For example, you could print the shields and swords in a different color, by pulling them off the models in Tinkercad and printing them seperately.
Here are a few Tinkercad tips I have.

  1. Use the shapes that are provided when possible. You can deconstruct a few of my pieces and find the letters that I used as objects in places, and for the crown on the queen's chess you might recognize an Easter object.
  2. When resizing a complex group of objects, align them to the x or y axis to avoid undesirable twisting.
  3. Group often. This makes it easier when selecting primitives to be sure you grasp the right one.
  4. You can use a cube primitive, rotated to 38-45 degrees to make sure your overhangs will be ok in printing on your 3d printer. My Makerbot does pretty well at 38o. If yours can't do that, you can easily modify the Tinkercad models using a rotated cube.
  5. You can avoid measuring so much by building some simple primitive groups. I have included a link to Tinkercad of what I used for measuring. ()
  6. The addition of "holes" allows for very complex modeling, but is VERY processor intensive, as Boolean is in any modeling program. Use it too much, and you will push the limits of your browser, computer, and Tinkercad. These models are pretty complex, as they rely heavily on the Boolean functions in Tinkercad. Have some patience when loading them into your browser.
  7. Save copies as you go, by clicking on the "duplicate and tinker" link. Things happen over the web, so make backups as you go, just as any other software.
  8. If you have a complex model, and you are doing something like rotating or moving a primitive or group quite a bit, move it a little at a time. This will help with timing issues between your browser and the Tinkercad server. Also, if you have a complex model, and do an undo, wait for it to happen before you continue.
  9. It is extremely easy to make models for dual extrusion (assuming I am doing it right) Just take the parts you want in your second stl, group them, duplicate it, turn it into holes, and then group the holes with the objects for your first stl.
    If you copy the file in Tinkercad and open it up, you can scale it up if you want to make detailed changes. I made it larger and scaled it down to fit the required size. You can also add your own logo to the king's shield. Create your logo, and place a "hole version" on it. Then put the actual version on it. See my Tinkercad King example. https://tinkercad.com/things/htVgyjhWwoB
    I have run the main STLs through Netfabb to repair them if needed, although I have been able to print these directly from Tinkercad.
    PS, I will still work on these files after the contest, and If you noticed something you would like changed or if I made an error, please let me know and I will continue on improving.
    EDIT: I just added some lite versions as well, that load into tinkercad quickly and slice quickly. They will not be dual extrusion or have nearly the detail, though:
    Lite King Version https://tinkercad.com/things/9zVpk0chHd7
    Lite Queen Version https://tinkercad.com/things/a88nNntLwnP
    Lite Bishop Version https://tinkercad.com/things/6UqyGJdspuv
    Lite Knight Version https://tinkercad.com/things/hBUhoQN77fn
    Lite Rook Version https://tinkercad.com/things/6IllDJf8hH9
    Lite Pawn Version https://tinkercad.com/things/kcjWAzL0ym7

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Feb 5, 2016 - Modified Feb 5, 2016

hey do you have the original thinker cad file(this is a edit i found it on thinkercad but any advice would be welcome) i am having issues with the kings shield even with the thick version . i want to try making it even thicker maybe even edit the shape a little. Please and thank you . oh and the models look great

Sep 30, 2014 - Modified Sep 30, 2014

I have uploaded THICKER SHIELD king here. You may have to scale it.

  1. Please print some pictures of you makes so far!!!, PLEASE PLEASE.
  2. If you have further difficulty, please post and I will try to help further.

PS here is the tinkercad link. https://tinkercad.com/things/11It55885PE-copy-of-antiqueking-chess/edit?

Hey, I am trying to print this set now. With minor alterations I've been able to print the rook, bishop and pawn pieces pretty easily. The king piece is proving tricky though as the shield is too thin to really stay together. Is there any chance you had this problem too? Or if you still have the originals could you modify the shield so it's twice as thick? Otherwise it's working well, really cool designs.

ischyrus, I can hook you up. Click on the download this thing button, and scroll way down to the bottom. There are rar files for single and dual extrusions. Let me know if I can be of further help!

I'd love to print this guy. I'm having a heck of a time with tinkercad though. The stl's don't place the object on the surface and i'm struggling with getting the two files to align after I fix that. Having the stl files in a simple zip file ready to go would make it a ton easier.

This must have taken a huge amount of effort!

Thanks. Yes, it was a bit of work. Mostly because I wanted negative space in all the right places for dual extrusion. Deconstruct the King at Tinkercad, you can see dozens upon dozens of grouped holes to get everything to work. So there was some patience....

I am hoping people make some suggestions for making it better.

Wow, nice one! Shows how powerful TinkerCAD actually is (at least I didn't realize it ;)) I'll print a set as soon as I get my Printrbot (and have it assembled and calibrated...), though I'll have to paint them by hand ^^

I cant wait to see it.