Floating Chess/Checkers/Reversi Board!
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Ever wanted to play chess, checkers, or reversi in the pool? If so, you will love this print! If not, hopefully you'll still love this print! To nutshell, ITS A GOSH DARN FLOATING CHESS/CHECKERS/REVERSI BOARD! YOU CAN PLAY CHESS/CHECKERS/REVERSI ON IT IN THE WATER! It's also my entry into the #MakeItFloat challenge. If you're wondering about the circular slots around the outside, they're the perfect size for holding pennies. If the board tilts one way from the pieces, pennies can be put in the slots to balance it out. It was also part of the challenge, but I decided to make the pennies have an actual purpose, rather than just being cargo! Sorry about how terrible the pictures are, but I can't take a picture of the printed object, because I don't actually have a 3d printer! (Hence my entry into this contest.) Included with my files are chess pieces from the Man Ray Chess Set by SimonParish, (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:388168) because I can't possibly make a more beautiful chess set than that. I also included some generic checkers pieces and reversi pieces. If you would like to print it, you shuld probably take a gander at the instructions. Thanks for looking at my design, hope you like it!
The chess board is hopefully rather straightforward to make, but heavy on filament. I think it's worth it, but I'm a bit biased. To put the chess set together, you're going to need to print the piece entitled "Chess_Board_Piece" four times, the "Side_Raft" eight times, and the "Square_Construction_Pegs" once. I did warn you that it would be heavy on filament! Once everything has been printed, use the eight shorter construction pegs to connect the four chess board pieces. Two pegs connect two pieces. You can use glue if you like, but make sure that it isn't water-soluble. The circlular slots should be around the outside of the board, as shown in the picture. The next step is to attach the side rafts to the board. Just use the larger construction pegs around the outside of the board, then attach the rafts. Make sure that the opening in the raft is facing downwards. Again, you can use glue to attach the pegs, just make sure it isn't water-soluble. If everything went right, you should now have a floating chess board! While you're playing, the board may tilt a bit one way in the water. If you wish to straighten it, you can place pennies in the circular slots on the side that isn't heavy enough. Enjoy the chess board!
For each set of pieces, you will need to print "Chess_King_And_Queen", "Chess_Knights", "Chess_Bishops", "Chess_Rooks", and "Chess_Pawns" once each. Each set should be a different color, unless you enjoy chaos!
The checkers pieces are pretty simple to print. Print "Checkers_Pieces" once in one color, and then once in a different color. That's it.
To print the reversi pieces, print "Reversi_Pieces" four times. Insert witty comment about reversi versus its trademarked counterpart here. :)
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