Wireframe Chess Set (fixed stl file)

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Wireframe Chess Set (fixed stl file) by ethanjurman Mar 14, 2013


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EDIT: Because of so much feedback (and issues with this model) I have revised it. So here is the IMPROVED set: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:330327

A Neato wireframe chess set :)

shapeways link: http://shpws.me/nsCM
I'm currently talking with a whole ton of people about printing it elsewhere... I'll post any new information on this and on the shapeways.


scale is in mm, multiple to 10000 (the tallest piece (the king) should be ~3.3")

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Makerbot Replicator seems to cope with most of this, glad you didnt take it down! Thanks for the cool design.

People who are complaining should take a chill pill ;), its a good look and feel, just needs some tweeks. Most of the pieces are great and work fine. Less complaining, more redesign and bug fixing; and so we will make a better chess set.

I can say between these 100 model of chess set I chose this one.and want to say thanks for sharing it here. I rate it Brilliant.
BTW I will be more happy if you can attach the individual file for each model please

Hey guys, I'm really sorry everyone is having trouble printing my set. I looked back on this set a couple months ago and closed it on shapeways and other 3d printing sites (I had noticed a lot of serious bugs in design), but it seems I forgot to close it here. When I made this set I was very new to the concept and had no idea of the restrictions of various (and most) printers. I apologize to anyone that lost time or money as a result of poor technique and typology of this set. I thank you guys on your feedback, and am really sorry. I plan to make a much better designed chess set in the future (maybe metroid, maybe a better wireframe set). It will allow for derivations, and I will be quicker to respond to people's feedback.

These parts look good but you clearly show your inability to design printable parts with no support. 45deg angles and 1mm thickness it isn't difficult to ask for. redesign your parts so we can print them. lots of your printing problems will disappear when you print them all off individually. when you resubmit the stl. make 1 stl for each. what happens when I brake 1 of the pawns and I want only 1 more. well that sucks now I have to print off the whole set. USE DA BRAINS PEOPLE!

i am having quite a difficult time getting this to render into my computer to actually print, i wonder if anyone else is having a similarly difficult time?

The only one that doesn't work with a standard FFF printer is the knight. I'm trying out a modification I made that might make it possible. But printing this is a serious test of your printers capabilities. So many chances to fail.

any luck with the knight? I like this design but yeah the head of the knight is an obvious problem.

Kind of. I put a print one on there and you can see that one of the knights didn't entirely suck. If you follow the link on the comments of my made one it'll take you to my blog where I show the ones that worked in more detail.

But since this is no detivatives I'll just have to make a my own wireframe chess set from scratch. I've got a project that I'm currently working on that will take some time but when it's done this is on my list.

cool thanks. It is a bit irritating to see designs for shapeways that work on powder bed printers on thingiverse since very few of us have access to them.I bought a printer so I wouldn't have to rely on shapeways. So major props to all you guys fixing these things for filament bots.

I'm not entirely convinced this will really work for powder bed printers either. It gets super thin in some parts. And I don't see any printed ones on shapeways. Maybe it'll work, but it'll be fragile.