This is a designed from scratch chess set, roll-up board and carrying case. The carrying case holds all the pieces for quick and easy transport, and when the case is fully assembled with the board, it looks like a huge rook! This makes it a great display and conversation piece, and since everything is plastic, the game can easily be played indoors or out.
Quick Video of it in action!:
The board and chess pieces don't need the case to stay together, so if you just want a robust and flexible board, this design will work perfectly for that too!
Being that the rook case is really big (it's a little over 16" tall when assembled), it does take a bit to fully print everything but all pieces were designed so they can be printed on standard i3 buildplates. The chess pieces and board tiles can be printed on much smaller printers, but the base and top files ("1b-rook-top" and "1b-base") will need Prusa sized buildplates or larger.
The base and top of the rook take the longest to print (the base takes about a day). All in, this will take 3-5 days of straight printing with a single printer depending on your buildplate and print settings. With fairly light print settings (low infill), this will need about a single 1kg roll of white filament and two 1kg rolls of black filament (or whatever colors you want!)
The assembly of this is pretty straight forward, and it was designed so that parts that shouldn't go together won't go together. The only issues that could happen would be gluing things together too quickly, or reversing the colors of tiles.
A build Instruction document can be found here https://bit.ly/2WLRmeL
Infill is not very important for these, so all were printed with 2 or 3 shells and 15% infill. If you want something heavier, feel free to adjust the settings to your liking, just make sure to keep the base of the rook heavier than the top so the whole thing doesn't become too top-heavy.
Everything was printed between a Flashforge Dreamer and a Prusa MK3, in 3-4 days.