pics while work on usb chess board. Youtube 1-14-2011
Awesome pics. How long have you been working so far?
01-15-2011and before that. been looking for better software for 3 years.Thank to Matt we all found it.
I'm interested because I'm an electronics nut, but how is this any better than using a regular chess game program with 3D graphics, such as Fritz or Chessmaster? Is it the ability to better study the board?
Oh and what are the little pushbutton switches on each square for?
Great job. I have tryed wire and easy liner shelf liner instead of cardboard and tape.Will try tape. what size holes do you use.I have use 1/4" foam to seperate conections.You have skype? Would like to talk.
3d is not real to me i see the board better.On that board the contacts are on the bottum.On later boards contacts under board.I have about 6 boards made with different parts.
and your point is?
The blog is for people who have dream cheeky usb chess boards.
I was referring to the second picture in which you have those tiny tactile pushbutton switches. Was that the prototype for making the contacts for each piece?
You are right the contacts are on the top ,but it work better under the board.
For anyone interested in a bit of DIY, I have designed two easy and cheap USB Chess Boards that connects to the Dream Cheeky USB Chess Board Control Unit that enables you to play against chess programs like Fritz, Arena and Chessmaster.
The first board a full size wooden chess board, uses momentary switches. The second board is a full size vinyl press sensory board that uses self adhesive aluminium foil tape to relay the moves.
As you will see, you won’t need any electronics experience but if you’ve done a little bit of soldering that might come in handy.
Here’s the link:
That is awesome.
I thank it is.Taking a chess board to a new level. it can be a cheap chess recorder.
would it be possible to put an unique rfid in each piece and a detector under each square?
also in the software a voice announcement of the move would assist blind players to get started.
just a few thoughts
Software already done called kchess.i use it. But i am not blind.
Lookes to me like you had the idea first. I found your videos on Youtube "jimmy72148". Jimmy had a board working 01-14-11?Robotvinnik his 07-25-11.He converted his cube board to your idea.The web site he has is great.Jimmy do you sale boards ,if so how much. Great work by you three. Added you as friend on chess.com.
Nice looking board Jimmy.