Osamu Kobayashi
art   science   meditation
micro chess board, stainless steel, 3.8 mm X 3.8 mm (0.15 in), thickness 0.43 mm (0.017 in), hand-etched grid filled with hand-tapped microdots, with 18K gold king, 18K white gold bishop and knight
Imagination is Eternal
micro knight chess piece on pen nib
base diameter 0.33 mm (0.013 in)
height 0.68 mm (0.028 in)
Ride on Time
micro knight chess piece, 18K white gold on watch balance wheel
Detail of previous photo
micro king chess piece for 3.8 mm chess board before detachment from gold wire, comparison with my hair, 18K white gold, base diameter 0.37 mm (0.015 in), height 1.00 mm (0.039 in)
detail of previous photo, micro king chess piece, 18K yellow gold
micro chess board, 0.95 mm X 0.95 mm, stainless steel, hand-etched grid filled with hand-tapped microdots
closeup of 0.95 mm X 0.95 mm chess board, stainless steel, hand-etched grid filled with hand-tapped microdots
Clear-minded. Micro bishop chess piece: 18K white gold in globe case. The case is formed by the surface tension of a micro water droplet and the unusual reflection is from an LED ring light. The base material is brass.

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if you can't see it, it doesn't exist
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SUPER MICRO BEEST  (in progress)
(c) Osamu Kobayashi 2017




Moment of Silence - full micro chess set

3.8 mm X 3.8 mm (0.15 in) chess board, stainless steel with hand engraved grid and micro dots, and white and yellow gold chess pieces with base of approx. 0.33 mm (0.013 in)

MICRO CHESS SET
Universal joint for super micro beest, 0.65 mm in diameter
Universal joint part next to pencil tip
This super micro beest was inspired by Dutch artist Theo Jansen's Strandbeest. The finished piece will have ten moving legs.
Super micro beest next to cotton swab
if you can't see it, it doesn't exist
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Bench Test of Super Micro Beest. An additional eight legs will be added.
World's rarest micro chess set. For details, check PRESS coverage.