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Minecraft for Makers by John Baichtal

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6 Light-Up Chess Board

In Chapter 3 you built your own Minecraft-themed chess set. All you need now is a board to go with it. In this chapter, you’ll assemble a chess board mostly out of wood, using ordinary woodshop tools. For added pizzazz you’ll add a string of holiday lights that will make the white squares light up, as well as an acrylic sheet for the top. Figure 6-1 shows the final project.

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Figure 6-1: The Minecraft chess board ready for play.

Building a Minecraft Chess Board

To build the board, you’ll need to prototype your design in-game, and then move to the woodshop to create the project.

Prototyping the Board in Minecraft

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