This is version 0.1 (beta). If I can get enough Pentium "586" chips, I'd like to make a regulation size chess set.
Any constructive criticism would be appreciated!
Step 1: Chess Board
The principal hardware was left on the bottom side. Legs for elevation are bolts press-fitted into the chassis mount holes.
All subsequent pieces were painted green or black, if necessary, to indicate side.
Step 2: Pawns
These were the hardest to standardize- 16 of the same parts was hard. I salvaged through more than 12 power supplies to get the eight and eight matching parts.
Step 3: Rooks
Step 4: Knights
The top corner of the relay was cut off at 45 degrees, providing an attach-point for the inductor using epoxy. After attaching, the connection was improved by wrapping additional copper wire around the joint.
Step 5: Bishops
Step 6: Queens
1. Clock battery from mother boards,
2. RF choke filter ferrite core from data cable,
3. Electric motor core from pen-plotter motors,
and crown made of-
4. Hard disk platter washer,
5. with 6 green/black (IR) LEDs for jewels.
Step 7: Kings
The crowns are hard drive washers, topped with the armature from old Zip drives- creating the holy seal.