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.
Grade Levels 6
Fab Tools CAD, 3D printer, 3D scanner, laser cutter
Collections Fab Tested, Games, International
Contributors Covadonga Lorenzo