The Smallest Game Of Chess Takes Up Just 487 Bytes

In this age of digital bloat, you might be surprised to hear that making a game as small as possible is an attractive challenge. But this tiny implementation of chess is just that — and takes up just 487 bytes on your hard drive.

Monster Machines: This Six-Minute Satellite Studies Star Nurseries

Not every scientific exploration of the cosmos requires a multi-year, multi-billion dollar effort a la the Hubble Space Telescope Program. In fact, sometimes all it requires is a reusable sounding rocket, an ultraviolet camera, and six minutes in space.

A Wall-Mounted Computer Chess Game Is Playable Art

Staring at the Mona Lisa provides a few minutes of enjoyment and contemplation, but were the famous portrait on the wall of your living room, you’d soon find yourself wishing she did more than just sit there and smirk. Maybe that’s what inspired the Artful Dodger to build this portrait chess set that lets you play against the computer.

Toolbox Chess Sets Make You The Bobby Fisher Of Shop Class

Grabbing your toolbox and tackling a few repairs around the house can certainly teach you some new and useful skills. But if you really want to better yourself, and increase your brain power, you’ll reach for these lovely toolbox chess sets instead.

You Can 3D Print This Magnificently Medieval Chess Set At Home

Everybody needs a chess set. And if you’re going to have a chess set, it might as well be a fun chess set, like MakerBot’s Dragons of Glastonbury chess set. That way, if you get bored playing chess, you can always just stage a huge medieval battle in your living room.

Play Chess And Plant Herbs On This Bauhaus-Inspired Game Board

In the ultimate power ranking of common domestic herbs and succulents, which would you say reigns supreme? It’s an important question that deserves serious consideration before playing the green-themed Micro-Planter Chess Set, which ingeniously doubles as a mini indoor-outdoor checkerboard garden.

This Negative Space Chess Set Is Beautifully Simplistic

Chess sets can often be overly fussy, with intricate or unusual pieces distracting from the game at hand. Not so this gorgeous negative space chess set though, with each piece represented by the void drilled into a transparent acrylic block.

Typographical Chess Lets Novices Easily Recognise Each Piece

If you grew up playing draughts, transitioning to chess and keeping track of which piece is which and what moves where can be tricky. So to smooth out the learning curve, OneSavesSolutions created this 3D printed Typographical Chess Set with the name of each piece integrated into its design.

How Chess Got Its Timeless Style

You know a chess piece when you see one. They might be the most recognisable objects in gaming. But they didn’t always look that way. In fact, for the longest time they didn’t even look a way. The Smithsonian Magazine dug into the roots of that iconic design and it’s not as old as you might think.

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