fresh bytes
Subscribe to EE Journal Daily Newsletter

This spherical chess board uses magnets to change up the game

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a magnetic chess board, but it’s probably one of the more innovative takes on the game: a globe-shaped board.

A design student named Ben Myers created the unique board with his father. He posted his process on Instructables, noting that he made the board out walnut, soft maple, and Jatoba wood, which he measured out and cut to exact dimensions and glued onto eight octagonal rings. Each space has a magnet embedded in it, and once he glued each side together, he used a lathe to turn it into a sphere.

Continue reading at The Verge

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Jul 26, 2017
Ofer Ben Noon, CEO and co-founder of Argus Cybersecurity, had the job of raining on the parade at the Automotiv Elektronik Kongress in Ludwigsburg recently. On the day he was speaking, Europe was under attack, Ukraine was largely shut down, big-name shipping companies were sh...
Jul 25, 2017
One of the largest differentiators of Samtec.com is its incredible variety of technical documentation, the vast majority of which is available without even logging in. While this level of availability is great for users, because of the sheer amount of documentation available,...
Jun 20, 2017
For data-center architects it seems like a no-brainer. For a wide variety of applications, from the databases behind e-commerce platforms to the big-data tools in search engines to suddenly-fashionable data analytics to scientific codes, the dominant limitation on application...