Create your own 3D printed Bauhaus chess-set

Chess is fascinating game.  The pieces always look super neat, playing chess is difficult, and winning at chess is even more difficult than playing the game itself.

Perhaps I’m speaking for only myself concerning the difficulty of chess, but I’m certain many of you feel the same way and find checkers much easier to master.

Inspired by TeamTeamUSA’s replication of Josef Hartwig’s Model I chess set, created in 1924 at Bauhaus Weimar, Le Garage has created a version of the Bauhaus Model I 1922 Chess Set.  Moreover, they’ve also provided instructions so you too can create a similar set of your very own using a 3D printer.

How do you do it?  In short, once you’ve secured a 3D printer:

  • Print all the pieces in white.
  • When complete, do the same with black plastic or any other color of your choosing.
  • After placing the pieces on a chess board in their proper place, you’re ready to begin playing!

Sounds quite simple, but there’s much more to the project than simply printing out the pieces.  The entire set of instructions can be found on the project’s page here once all of the piece’s files have been uploaded.

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A pretty neat project and something I’m definitely going to try.

What about you?  Will you try to replicate the Bauhaus Model I 1922 Chess Set on your own?  Are you a chess player and if so, what tips can you offer those of us who struggle with the game’s complexity?

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