Best Chessmen Ever

BCE 3D Printed Chess Sets Going Electronic


I printed myself a BCE Blitz set for my DGT Centaur chess computer and solved it's piece recognition dilemma in a very simple way. Also, I printed a set for a friend for use on standard DGT electronic chessboards. I works quite nicely.

-Izmet

Going Wild with Colors

A few days ago a box of filament has been delivered, some exotic flavors were ordered. You gotta love those colors! The machine was loaded immediately. Reporting results.

Here' a Blitz set in ultramarine blue and semitransparent on the light side.
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Then there is this one in violent violet paired with pure white.
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-Izmet

New BCE Blitz Prototype Colors

I 3D printed these as the last iteration of my BCE Blitz prototype set and was very happy with the result, this is thusly the final design of a new Noj handmade in Slovenia offering, the wood carved BCE Blitz set in maple, walnut, stained brown, pitch black or Rh red, soon to be announced on their web page.

I was however pleasantly surprised by the playability and aeshetics of the plastic prototypes themselves, so I offered to maybe print some more for some selected friends on these fora. (Exclusively. They are offered nowhere else.) These Blitz pieces are fast, sturdy, felted, weighted just right, with a low center of gravity.

Thank you for your interest and support, you know who you are.

So I ventured on to explore the colors. Here's a set printed in silky gold on the white side, felted with lipstick red velvet. Note the matching bishop finials.

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Here's a dark brown / vanilla white combination. More serious, toning down the plastic essence of the material, losing some joyfulness of contemporary materials. Could pass for a wooden set from across a street. Felted green as a nod to tradition.
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Finally, pearl blue contender. Icy cool and elegant for sophisticated appreciators. That fresh-off-the-gallery-shelf look and feel. These pieces do not buckle under pressure.
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-Izmet

Printing BCE Blitz Prototypes

I am working of an improved blitz version of BCE pieces (better stability, tuned up design details), printed a couple of prototype sets on my trusted Prusa 3d printer, I finally figured out how to print the knights properly. Tried some colors just because. Weighted and felted, wooden sets to follow at Noj.
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Introducing Best Chessmen Ever Blitz

All that prototyping finally bore fruit. Introducing BCE Stage 1 Eastern Blitz set optimized for stability and speed.


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-Izmet

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