I designed this game after I finished printing my Magnetic Nine Men's Morris Game for a colleague: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3799193
There were a lot of magnet left (since I ordered 150 pcs. the last time) but I wanted to do something special.
You will need at least 56 magnets of the size Ø10 x 2 mm (if you just want to play on 1 colour) or 88 for the full board.
To make the stones heavier and to magnetically connect 2 stones for the king in the design I use 1 magnet and one 2-Euro-Cent-Coin.
It helps a lot if you have a layer counter for the color changes and when to insert the magnets.
You have to print 2 board parts A and 2 from part B as well as 12 stones of each colour.
AprintaPro PrintaMent PET-G
Red and Black, Clear and Black Transparent
I specifically designed this game for layer height 0,20 mm and I suggest following settings:
- 0,80 mm solid bottom layers (4 layers)
- 0,80 mm solid top layers (4 layers)
- 3 perimeter shells
First filament change from black to red/white after printing the perimeter shells in the 4th layer.
Use a small drop of super glue to insert hte first half of the neodym magnets at layer 15 red/white tiles) - just be carefull! I use a little bit of PrintaFix printing adhesive to prime the magnets for optimal bridging.
The second color change is made in layer 19 after perimeter and solid infill (during inner infill) - you should also use the pause to insert the second half of the magnets for the black tiles.
Insert magnet in layer 14 and the coin in layer 36
To make it easier to assamble be sure not to have an "elephant foot" on your prints.
You can use a knive or a Dremel to remove if this is a problem to your print.