Hardware And Software
Software: Adobe Illustrator, 123D Make, Autodesk Inventor
Hardware: Legend Epilogue
challenges and Obsticles
This project went quite well. One minor problem that I had was getting my design ready for the laser cutter. I had to change the file type and the lines in my design to make them compatible with the Universal laser cutter. Another problem I had was getting the towers on the top of my design evenly spaced. I solved this by first getting the towers as even as possible, then using a caliper to gradually find the right spacing.
My design in its sliced form, ready to be cut.
My design being cut. The laser I used was much slower than the Universal Laser.
This is my design approximately 1/2 assembled.
The Finished Product
The finished project after gluing and drying.
I think that my biggest accomplishment on this project was assembly. I was worried that my rook would be lopsided since the body gradually gets thinner towards the top. In the end i was very happy with how the project turned out. The rook is very strait and has no excess glue.
Chess is a game that has been loved and cherished for hundreds of years. This is why I believe it makes a great model and most everyone has some experience with chess. Its this universal appeal that makes this model a great product. It is also simple to assemble and cheap to produce.