In 2015, I build an IoT chess board, designed to enable the user to play chess online, but with a physical board.
This means that incorporated into the board are LEDs in each piece and square, and detection of the location of each piece.
It uses a Raspberry Pi as a web server and an Arduino MEGA to control the electronics.
Each 3D printed chess piece has a 3mm jack, which provides power to the LED inside and allows detection of the piece’s location.
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Saw your project in the the MagPi magazine. Very impressive. Has it improved your online game? Or is it just a better gaming experience?
Thanks very much. I would say the latter; it’s just really nice to be able to look at the board and pieces in 3 dimensions, and to be able to physically make your move by placing a piece 🙂
Do you have a git hub repository with all the code and diagrams for it?
Yes, here you go: github.com/bengineer19/chess
Happy to answer any questions about files/information that aren’t on the repo.
Do you sell your chessboards??
Hi Toni, thanks for your interest but I’m aftaid I don’t sell these.