Circuit Playground Chess

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.

Modular Chess Board

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.

Prerequisite Guide

Check out these guide below for more details on using metal filament and polishing techniques.

Parts and Materials

You'll need access to a 3D printer and filament (optional metal). For processing, we recommend using a rotary tumbler.

  • 3D Printer
  • copperFill
  • bronzeFill
  • Rotary Tumbler
  • Brass screws
  • Steel screws
  • Flush snips
  • Breathing Mask
  • Gloves

This guide was first published on Jul 14, 2015. It was last updated on Jul 14, 2015.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jul 12, 2015.

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