If only you could play computer chess with all its cool functionality on a chess board in the real world with real chess pieces.
We are making our chess table light up to show moves, and use motors to move the pieces for the computer AI.
We are currently working on this and will post in multiple parts as we progress.
In this project we build a light up motorized chess table that links to the computer.
our goals are
- Allow playing against a computer AI
- Allow playing with two people
- Light up the squares to show valid moves, checks, etc
- Automatically do the computers moves by moving its chess pieces using motors and magnets
We have completely coded our own chess game,
to allow playing chess on the computer against the open source Stockfish chess engine.
We have also started adding code to it that allows us to control our BuiltClever chess table we are building.
For a full overview see the videos on our chess program project
Stockfish is a free and open-source chess engine
Stockfish is consistently ranked first or near the top of most chess-engine rating lists and is the strongest CPU chess engine in the world.website: stockfishchess.org
Visual Studio: Coding the chess program
Arduino: Control the stepper motors, light up the chess squares, and read chess moves
Bluetooth: Communicate between the computer and chess table
3D Printing: Parts to hook up motors and movement to the chess table, the Chess squares to allow the lighting we want, chess pieces