I knew about Scott’s obsession with Marcel Duchamp’s obsession with chess (Duchamp appeared to just go off and play chess for the 20 years he was making The Illuminating Gas). The interesting thing is that he had a custom made chess set that was lost to antiquity. Here is the original set.
However, my friends Bryan Cera (Milwaukee) and Scott Kildall (SanFrancisco) reconstructed the set as a set of objects for downloads on the DIY 3D Printer site, Thingiverse, This project was part of Scott’s residency at the Autodesk labs, and Tom Burtonwood, Pete Prodoehl, Patrick Lichty, Frankie Flood and Michael Ang printed them pout in a variety of materials, with Frankie recasting them in BRONZE (I wanted to, but he had better access to the foundry,)
Another interesting thing is that on a Replicator 2 with PLA, the 89-degree cuts did not “spaghettti/overshoot” too badly. Thanks, guys for the opportunity to be part of this great project. Here is my red set, hope you like it.
Here’s the link to the set, in case you want to print it.