Lately, I’ve been working in OpenSCAD to try my hand at designing things to print out. I figured an easy way to get started was to design a standard chess set. This is my progress so far.
Doing OpenSCAD changes your thinking a little bit, where you have to picture and rotate things in your head, and actually not worry about where the seams are, because it’ll be taken care of for you, without you having to waste time doing geometric math.
There are things that I’d add to OpenSCAD, however, like higher level operations like stacking pieces (or beveling edges and rounding corners), adding labels to measurements, and ruby-like blocks, querying measurements of objects, and encapsulation of variables in modules.
Update: It’s now done!