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Robotvinnik

The Certabo Nano is a micro but powerful chess computer to play with your Certabo chessboards.

It's based on a powerful micro computer with a fast quad-core 1GHz processor and 512Megabyte of ram equipped with a beautiful and refined e-paper display with e-ink technology and encapsulated in a black housing.

The Certabo Nano integrates the Maia chess engine, the famous chess engine based on a neural network and trained on millions of human games.
With its exciting playing style similar to a human, Maia will entertain you in every game with each one different from the other. You can play at different levels of difficulty with time or infinite time, from any position of the pieces on the board or even try challenge between humans. Whether you are playing against Maia or between humans, the powerful support of dedicated analysis with Stockfish will be available at any time during the game and much more.

The Certabo Nano was developed with a training and support functions for game improvement. It has a database of openings that will inform you about the particular opening you are playing if detected and it is also possible to start an analysis of the position with calculation of the variant at any time. Lifting simply the piece you want to move, you will automatically trigger variational analysis and result with CP evaluation will be shown after few seconds . All the possible moves for that piece will be then displayed by the chessboard’s led's and the best one will be highlighted. This way you will be able at any time to analyze and evaluate which is the best piece to move and where to move it constantly evaluating the move’s strengh.

Certabo Nano is also the natural extension of the chessboard, very easy to use. It has no touch and no buttons and all the settings can be very simply made with a queen and kings. You want to set a parameter? just put a spare queen in a specific square and that's it. You want to start a new game, just remove the kings from the board. Simple, intuitive, a perfectly integrated gesture control. Small in size but powerful and flexible. Expandable like all Certabo devices by simply reflashing the micro sd card as soon as new release will be availabe. Also available with keychain hook to always carry it with you.
https://www.certabo.com/




ChessSBM

Did you invented it?

Robotvinnik

No the Italian electronic chess board company have.

ChessSBM

Price?

Robotvinnik

It's on their website. I put a link at the bottom of my first post. There you will see all their boards and products. I have two of their boards. One connected to my PC and the other connected to their DaVinci.

ChessElk
Are you satisfied with the chessboards? Do you play with them offline on the PC with Certabo software?
Robotvinnik

I was one of the first people to purchase a Certabo board when the Italian company started and still regularly with it. Certabo is a small family firm and their CEO is very helpful if you need a question answering.

Robotvinnik

I don't play online but I still have a big interest in old chess computers and the Certabo PC and DaVinci software have all the old chess computer ROMS to play against which is great for me. Besides the ROMS their is a vast selection of chess engines available.

ThaiViet41

I bought a Certabo last years, I play with it connected to a Raspberry Py. 

In theory you can use it with any computer/phone but I never tried to plug it to anything else. The things is the Raspberry with stockfish (it came preloaded with many chess engine) is more than enough to crush me even at minimum setting ..... 

ChessElk

I have  another question regarding a Certabo Board. It is  possible to study opening variation with the Certabo software and Board onApple MacBook. E.g. draw back moves etc.?

ThaiViet41
ChessElk wrote:

I have  another question regarding a Certabo Board. It is  possible to study opening variation with the Certabo software and Board onApple MacBook. E.g. draw back moves etc.?

The certabo board is just a normal board with led light and captor to know where the piece are. There is not processor inside. 

You connect it to a computer/phone/table and you use it to "input" your move. 

It is compatible with fritz so you could use it for studying your opening, but I do not really see the point of doing that. 

ThaiViet41
ChessElk wrote:

I have  another question regarding a Certabo Board. It is  possible to study opening variation with the Certabo software and Board onApple MacBook. E.g. draw back moves etc.?

To be more precise. 

Each time you move a piece you have to wait for the computer answer. The led light indicate where to move the piece, you move it then you made your move. 

It is a relatively slow process. If you want to go back to try another variation, you have to do this on your computer/phone then go back to the main board.  

 

ChessElk

You mean this are two steps to go back. First on PC and second on the board. I thought you are able to draw back and the PC program detect the draw back and set a new variant in the game.

ThaiViet41
ChessElk wrote:

You mean this are two steps to go back. First on PC and second on the board. I thought you are able to draw back and the PC program detect the draw back and set a new variant in the game.

 

I mean that you have a small time necessary between moving a piece and the captor detecting the movement and sending the signal to the Certabo. So you have this small delay either when moving your pieces or moving the certabo one ( I suppose it is the same with all digital chessboard ). 

This is great for doing OTB chess match either online or vs the computer, but for going through lines I would use either the board disconnected or the more sensible option of using only the computer. I means for going through variation computer are just great. 

 

ChessElk
Yes, I agree.At the moment I use a wooden board and the MacBook to study variations. E.g. With DGT board you are able to draw back moves with chessbase simultaneous.

Thank you for sharing your skills.

Other Certabo user with some experience to study with Certabo?
Robotvinnik

The User Manual has now been added which is quite interesting. https://www.certabo.com/prodotto/certabo-nano-e-paper/

ChessElk

Hi, have any of you already had practical experience with the new Certabo Nano?

ChessElk

frustrated Nobody???

GH_1977

Following this thread for more info.

ChessElk

After almost three months I would like to ask again:
Has anyone had any experience with the Certabo Nano? That would be very helpful for my purchase decision.