25 October 2013
Our designers have created two opposing game pieces for this project. One is made of clay, squidged and resplendent with fingerprints. The other is angular and 3D printed, either in our selection of colours or printed by you at home. Two eras of making, which will come out on top?
If you prefer, you can of course use all clay or all 3D printed pieces, in two colours.
You can also create a game board on your kitchen table, coffee table, front step or living room floor-- anywhere you like! This design will work for almost any size space and the washi tape used comes up easily if you need to remove it.
- mt Washi tape (example in wine, gold, pale blue and corner peach)
- Surface of choice (wood, marble, leather anything!)
- Scalpel/Stanley knife
- Airdrying Clay
- 3D printed game pieces (or 3D printer)
Find the center of the surface you're using and apply a length of Tape A from top to bottom.
Measure and mark the width of Tape A 1" (1 ½ cm) along the top and bottom edge of your surface. Make 12 marks on either side of your central tape.
Draw a line out from the center at a right angle crossing Tape A. Mark the same 1" (1 ½ cm) intervals along this line.
Apply 6 lengths of Tape B diagonally on either side of the central tape; each length should extend only halfway across the board. There should be 3 spaces between each tape. The top and bottom half should be spaced alternately. Trim off excess.
Apply 12 lengths of Tape C in the spaces opposite Tape B. Trim off excess.
To create the triangles, take Tape A and run it diagonally in the opposite direction, all the way from top to bottom. As well as lining it up with the top and bottom marks, make sure it lines up on the half way line. Trim off excess.
Now take Tape D and run it vertically either side, to create a space for your game pieces. Border it with Tape B as a finishing touch. And you're done! Follow the next steps to make game pieces.
Take a small chunk of clay and roll it into a ball; about the size of a grape. Then pinch in the clay to shape it as desired. Leave to dry.
For the 3D printed game piece, visit SMP's Thingiverse page for printing instructions: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:154120