3D Design Challenge

Chess Set, 2019


learn together

No previous experience required. Just become a team and apply.

Get together. Learn together.

DESIGN as A team

Come up with your creative design ideas and submit the design of one piece of your chess set.

enjoy the CHALLENGE

Join to the challenge day and design all pieces.


Due Date: Feb 15, 2019

Fill in this form to apply as a team as soon as possible.


Start learning "TinkerCad" for 3D Design.

Information about the use of TinkerCad can be found below.


Due date: Feb 22, Saturday 24:00

Please check the "Chess set characteristics" section below. There are hints and necessary files to support your design process.

Same information has been sent to participants as an email.


Mar 2, Saturday 09:30

Attend to the challenge day

You will be given some challenges that you will need to apply to your existing design and complete the rest of the chess set.

Some/All sets can be printed and painted for the festival of arts.

note that

This is not a competition and our goal is to learn 3D design and share our designs in a showcase (during the festival of arts)

for your questions please contact Can Kültür or send an email to 3dprint@blisankara.org

Need help or want to get ıdeas from others?

If you need help or want to talk about this activity, find us during the activity hours and the meetup times below:

meetup times

  • HS and MS - Activity hours Monday 13:50 & Thursday 11:20
  • Feb 15th Friday (from 10:30 to12:00)


the new technology and innovation laboratory (in the annex building behind the tent sports hall)

Tools and Resources to GET ready



Go to TinkerCad and open an account (https://www.tinkercad.com/)

From the menu see Learn and Lessons sections. Follow the instructions.



You can find samples and design from web sites such as https://www.thingiverse.com/

but remember that you cannot directly use a design of another person. It's ok to get inspired from existing designs and even use of some small parts of the design with modifications.

Chess Set characterıstıcs

Original Staunton chess pieces, left to right:

pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen, and king

Recommended heights of the pieces:

  • King – 9.5 cm
  • Queen – 8.5 cm
  • Bishop – 7 cm
  • Knight – 6 cm
  • Rook – 5.5 cm
  • Pawn – 5 cm

These dimensions may differ up to 10% from the recommended sizes, but the order must be kept (e.g. King is higher than Queen etc.).

The diameter of the piece's base should measure 40- 50% of its height.

You can use this document for your decisions about the sizes of the chess pieces.