Chess Set Design

Students use multiple processes in a Fab Lab to create a custom chess set and chess pieces.

This lesson includes the design and fabrication of chess sets as well as a redesign of a chess set for the visually impaired. Students learn how to design and fabricate daily objects as well as how to improve them to enhance social inclusion.  The learning experience includes a theoretical introduction to teach concepts related to the design of chess sets, student working groups, and a final chess set competition. The teaching of chess is not only about promoting cognitive skills and academic achievement, but also increasingly oriented towards social goals.

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Subjects Mathematics

Grade Levels 6

Fab Tools CAD, 3D printer, 3D scanner, laser cutter

Collections Fab Tested, Games, International

Contributors Covadonga Lorenzo