This fall, you’ll notice two custom-made game sets near the windows in the Clermont College Library.
The anodized aluminum chess/checker combo was produced by capstone students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at UC East in spring 2015. Led by Profs. Dexter Hulse and Chris Goodman, students designed the set using CAD and CAM software and produced it on our campus, utilizing conventional and computerized numerical control machine tools.
The 3-D printed checkers set was created in fall 2016 by the IT Pros, an award-winning Clermont College student organization. The project was led by Patrick Voto (President, 2015-16) under the guidance of the faculty advisor Prof. Bill Nicholson. The printer produces pieces using an additive manufacturing technique. Each square took approximately 20 minutes to print, checker pieces took 12 minutes to print. The total production time added up to around 36 hours.
We love our new games – and so do our students. Thanks again to the Manufacturing Engineering Technology students and the IT Pros for these amazing (and usable) works of art.