Member of Area515, Nabil Hanke, was intrigued with a chess set posted on Thingiverse, designed by ethanjurman. As the parts slowly accumulated, fellow makerspace members offered a suggestion of using the laser cutter to etch away the backing of a mirror to create the board’s gridwork. Finishing touches included using a shadow box frame to give the board dimension, protection, and robostness. He then used online box creation tools to easily laser cut a wooden box for it all. The next version will include customizable underlighting.