Get ready to play with the Adafruit Chess set! It’s entirely 3D printed and features players from Circuit Playground.
In this project we’re using metal filament to 3D print the chess pieces. This filament contains actual metal particles. In this guide we’ll take a look at how to get this shimmer and shine so it doesn't even look 3D printed.
The chess board is a modular design that can be printed in regular PLA. The board pieces use puzzle like connectors that snap fit together. Assembly is like a puzzle game that doesn’t take too long. Simply snap them together.
Check out these guide below for more details on using metal filament and polishing techniques.
You'll need access to a 3D printer and filament (optional metal). For processing, we recommend using a rotary tumbler.
- 3D Printer
- Rotary Tumbler
- Brass screws
- Steel screws
- Flush snips
- Breathing Mask