Why buy a chess set when you can just make one! It's easy and free to download or model your own and 3D print it at home. In this instructable we will go over where to find or how to make base geometry using Autodesk 360 Fusion or the Autodesk 123 Gallery. Then how to clean and prep the meshed for printing using Autodesk Meshmixer, and finally how to use 123D Make to decimate and customize the tesselation of any mesh surface. The pieces will then be printed on a Type A Machines 2014 Series 1.
I'm using this process here to make a simple chess set here but it's an incredibly powerful toolchain that could be used to do all sorts of interesting meshy tesselations.
First you will need to gather the required supplies.
You will need:
1 Type A Machines Series 1 3D Printer (or any other 3d printer)
And download the following free programs:
If you want to make the board as well you will need:
A Laser Cutter
Some plywood to cut