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Design a Chess Set – Win a MakerBot!

As our fellow citizens at Thingiverse have proven time and time and time and time again, printing your own custom chess set can be one of the greatest joys of owning a MakerBot. Have you got a brilliant design for a chess set that you want to share? Want a MakerBot Replicator?

Ready, set, CHALLENGE!  

Model all six characters in Tinkercad: pawn, king, queen, knight, bishop and rook. Start from scratch or use the chess set template to build your characters. The best entry will win a brand new Makerbot Replicator! Just upload your design to Thingiverse tagged with #chess and #tinkercad.

Contest ends midnight, April 1st PST.

Jury: designers from both Makerbot and Tinkercad.

Prizes: Winner receives one MakerBot Replicator.

Honorary mentions: glory and fame in the Maker community.

Rules

Design the chess set with Tinkercad.

One entry should include six different characters (pawn, king, queen, knight, bishop and rook).

Maximum dimensions for each character is 20x20x70mm.

Competition is open for everyone.

You can submit as many entries as you want.

Entry must have #Chess hashtag in its name and the design must be uploaded to Thingiverse with tags “chess” and “Tinkercad”.

Final deadline is 1st of April 2012 at midnight, PST.

Jury will publish the winners in the Tinkercad and Makerbot blog after the challenge.

Things to remember:

Does your entry make the jury say “Oh wow”?
Is the design 3D printable on Makerbot?
Would your granny or your kids enjoy your design?

How to submit an entry:

1. Model the whole set (6 characters) with Tinkercad.
2. Publish the designs in Tinkercad and upload the models to Thingiverse.
In Tinkercad add a hashtag #Chess to the name.
In Thingiverse add tags “chess” and “Tinkercad” to your design.

Visit the Contest Page at Tinkercad for more.

Any questions?

Email [email protected] or post your questions on Facebook or Twitter.

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11 Comments so far

  • Jordan
    March 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm
     

    The image is broken (If I try to just look at the image it takes me to makerbot’s google apps login page; it appears to be a link to an email attachment)

     
  • Jeff Keegan
    March 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm
     

    So on the day that the month-long EvD contest ends, another month-long contest starts? I hope this isn’t a new trend at thingiverse – the Newest Things feed has become painful to read over the past month with 149 (so far) deliberately useless posts, and now we’ve got a month of chess sets. There are so many good things already being uploaded – isn’t Makerbot happy enough with the thing count to not have to artificially pad the number with a flood of contest entries?

    I’m SO not trying to be negative, but the EvD contest took a lot out of me. Reading the Newest Things stream is a daily activity for me (up there with reading mail), and with the huge amount of new ideas you kind of have to put yourself in this receptive mode when reading to understand what people are going for with their entries sometimes.. This last contest felt like it took advantage of this receptiveness with a seemingly unending stream of posts that will prevent me from ever looking at another thingiverse iPhone accessory without being skeptical at first. :(

     
  • Brad Pitcher
    March 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm
     

    Actually this new contest is only 12 days long. I know how you feel though, the iPhone accessories are getting a bit old.

     
  • Brad Pitcher
    March 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm
     

    Now I see there is a discrepancy with the date. In one place it says April 12, in another it says 1st of April. Well, which is it?

     
  • Design a Chess Set – Win a MakerBot! « MakerBot Industries | Chess IQ
    March 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm
     

    […] Design a Chess Set – Win a MakerBot! « MakerBot Industries Filed Under: Chess, General Tagged With: brilliant-design, chess, citizens-at-thingiverse, […]

     
  • Shino
    March 20, 2012 at 4:25 am
     

    @Brad, sorry for the confusion! It definitely is April 1st, but I think we put the time 12PM a little cose to the end date so it made it look like the 12th. The deadline is definitely April 1st. Hope to see your designs!

    @Jordan, it worked for me…hmm…hopefully one of the MB folks can take a look at it.

    @Jeff, totally hear you regarding Engineer vs. Designer contest. Next time we’ll see if we’re running contests so close to one another. Our goal at Tinkercad is to get the word out about the awesome Replicator, and, of course to share all that great features of Tinkercad’s WebGL technology ;-)

    By the way, don’t forget to #chess your designs!

     
  • MAKE | Chess à la Voltron
    April 2, 2012 at 9:02 am
     

    […] Joseph Larson of Provo, UT, aka Thingiverse user cymon. It’s his entry in the just-closed TinkerCAD Chess Set Design Challenge. You can browse all 250+ entries […]

     
  • Chess à la Voltron | HEY LAURENT IS HERE
    April 2, 2012 at 11:07 am
     

    […] from Joseph Larson of Provo, UT, aka Thingiverse user cymon. It’s his entry in the just-closed TinkerCAD Chess Set Design Challenge. You can browse all 250+ entries […]

     
  • Snap-Together Voltron Chess Set Is a Checkmate Of Awesome [Wish You Were Here] « VidenOmkring
    April 2, 2012 at 11:47 am
     

    […] set was created for a Tinercad-sponsored contest to design a unique chess set. With Voltron on his side Larson is obviously going to win, and will […]

     
  • Is it Chess or Voltron? | Gumship
    April 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm
     

    […] to disappoint, but this isn’t a real thing, yet. The set was created for a Tinercad-sponsored contest to design a unique chess set. With Voltron on his side Larson is obviously going to win, and will […]

     
  • Snap-Together Voltron Chess Set Is A Checkmate Of Awesome | Gizmodo Australia
    April 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm
     

    […] set was created for a Tinercad-sponsored contest to design a unique chess set. With Voltron on his side, Larson is obviously going to win and take […]

     
 

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