Tinkercad Design Challenge: Chess Set



Chess is a fun game! It takes skill and strategy, much like 3D designing.

In this challenge, we want you to design a chess set. In hopes of launching a chess club at DHF, we’re hoping to get plenty of unique chess sets to play with once we all return to the Tech Center.


  • A computer with Internet access
  • A Tinkercad account – this is a free tool, but you’ll need parent/guardian permission to sign up
  • Your creativity!

Project Steps

Step 1

If you don’t already have a Tinkercad account, create one with parent permission. You make one, head to this link: https://www.tinkercad.com/join

Step 2

If this is your first time using Tinkercad, I recommend going through these tutorials:

Here’s a timelapse video we put together making our own chess set that you can check out on YouTube: Designing a Chess Set in Tinkercad Timelapse.

Step 3

Get creative with your designs! Try to stray away from traditional chess piece designs. Take a look at these unique ideas for inspiration: Google Slide Show of Chess Set Pieces.

Step 4

Once you’re done designing export your design as an STL and share it with us!

Share Your Project!

Share, share and share! Take a screenshot of your project and send it to us!

To share your project, head to https://dhf.io/shareproject and fill out the form!

Provide Some Feedback

We have a quick feedback form to fill out once you’ve done this activity. Your thoughts help us improve our projects and make sure we’re providing content that people are interested in. Let us know what you think!

To provide feedback, head to https://dhf.io/ydu and fill out the form!

Here is a downloadable version of the activity. Please feel free to download and print this PDF!

Daily Prompts - Tinkercad Design Challenge: Chess Set PDF