Chess and checkers

chess and checkers 4 crane away rebecca howson
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Output from a one week project at the University of the Creative Arts. The task was to browse the Instructables website for something we were inspired by and then create our own response to it. I liked the concept of this chess set and sought to improve upon it by designing my own chess pieces. I wanted the pieces to have elements of the traditional pieces but also be simple and modern. I used an arched curve motif to unite the pieces and make them look like a set. I also made hexagonal checkers pieces. The board also doubles as a drawer to house the pieces.

Materials used:

  • Acrylic

  • MDF

Processes:

  • CAD/CAM

  • Laser cutting