“Readymake” Duchamp Chess Set #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Pasted Image 5 28 14 11 35 PM

Pete Prodoehl shared an incredible project of “Readymake” art he has been participating in — an art project created with Bryan Cera and Scott Kildall to resurrect Marcel Duchamp’s Chess Set. Both a gorgeous, modern set and a complex re-examination of the “readymade” object in the context of a world with 3D printers, check out this “readymake” project and print a set for yourself!

The Duchamp Chess Set I made was part of a project that Bryan Cera and Scott Kildall hatched to recreate the lost hand-carved chess set that Marcel Duchamp created.

To be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve taken an art history class, so I did a bit of homework on Marcel Duchamp and reacquainted myself with his work. My favorite piece is Fountain, which I remember well from my art studies, and yes, you can grab the file from Thingiverse and 3D print your own version.

(Note that Rob Myers, who commissioned the 3D model of the urinal, has a few thoughts on Readymades. I mention this because Bryan and Scott have chosen the term “Readymakes”, a play on Duchamp’s Readymade idea.)

As for my contribution to the project, Bryan invited me to print my own set, and I did, but I chose to split each piece in half and reassemble them after printing. I found this to be the cleanest method of getting quality prints on my specific 3D Printer. I also gave mine a coating of metallic paint, which transformed them from simple plastic-looking piece into metallic-looking pieces, or at least, metallic-plastic-looking pieces….

Read More and follow links to several of the other gorgeous prints of this set, using a range of materials, printers, and printing services.

Pasted Image 5 28 14 11 30 PM

Pasted Image 5 28 14 11 34 PM

Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!

Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards

Join Adafruit on Mastodon

Adafruit is on Mastodon, join in! adafruit.com/mastodon

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Join over 36,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org

Maker Business — “Packaging” chips in the US

Wearables — Enclosures help fight body humidity in costumes

Electronics — Transformers: More than meets the eye!

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Silicon Labs introduces CircuitPython support, and more! #CircuitPython #Python #micropython @ThePSF @Raspberry_Pi

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Guardian Robot, Weather-wise Umbrella Stand, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — MakeCode Thank You!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — #NewProds 7/19/23 Feat. Adafruit Matrix Portal S3 CircuitPython Powered Internet Display!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !

No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.