The following steps provide a simple and effective means of using supplies attainable on a college campus for little to no money to create a full, usable chess set. While these steps illustrate the means by which I conducted this project, they are in no way exclusive, and I urge you to customize the project based on your personal desires.
Step 1: Gathering the Materials
This instructable will first address how to construct the Board and then Move on to the chess pieces.
Materials for Constructing the Board
-Three Rolls of Duct Tape (Two rolls for the board, one for looks and structure)
-USPS Medium Size Standard Rate Box (Or another box with at least one square side)
-Ruler or Meter Stick
Materials for Constructing the Chess Pieces
-Remainder of the 3 Rolls of Duct Tape
-Two packs of Different Colored Pipe Cleaners
-36 Spare coins (mixture of quarters, nickels, and pennies..... NO Dimes)