Laurentiu Palcu
Published © GPL3+

Foldable Electronic Chess Board

If you're tired playing chess in front of your PC, or smartphone, or want to teach your kid this game, then this project might help you out.

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Foldable Electronic Chess Board

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Foldable number 6 chess board set
×1
Intel Edison mini breakout board
×1
12V/2A DC Power supply
Any brand will do.
×1
Atmel Atmega8-16PU
×3
MAX7219CNG+
I actually used MAX7219CNG but it's been discontinued
×2
TN0702N3G
×5
Linear Regulator (7805)
Linear Regulator (7805)
×1
4 digit, 7 segment, common cathode clock display
×2
3mm, flat head, green led
×64
14mm, normally open, reed relay
×64
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
1N4007 – High Voltage, High Current Rated Diode
×65
3mm, no edge, green led
×8
DC 5.5mm x 2.5mm power supply socket
×1
3mm, 1500mm x 500mm, Lexan (Polycarbonate) sheet
If you can find a smaller sheet size, take it. You don't need this much.
×1
AWG 30 wrapping wire
×1
10mm x 1mm Neodymium magnets
×32
1mm x 150mm x 150mm felt
×2
Universal adhesive for wood, plastic, metal
×1
6pin Dupont connector
×3
5pin Dupont connector
×2
2pin Dupont connector
×1
6x6x18mm push button
×5
Perf board
×3
AWG 22 wire
×1
Heat-shrink tube
×1
Resistors
You'll have to look on the schematics for the exact number and values.
×1
Capacitors
You'll have to look on the schematics for the exact number and values.
×1
Ribbon wire
×1

Software apps and online services

Yocto Linux
Stockfish chess engine
ProDeo 3200 chess openings database

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Drill machine
Sand paper
3mm drill bit for wood
10mm drill bit for wood
Wire wrapping tool
Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
crimping tool
Digital Caliper

Story

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Schematics

Top Controller schematics

Bottom Controller schematics

Command Panel schematics

Code

Firmware

This is what runs on the Top Half, Bottom Half and Command controllers.

Host side software

This is what runs on Intel Edison.

Stockfish chess engine

This is the chess engine, used by the host side software.

Credits

Laurentiu Palcu

Laurentiu Palcu

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An engineer that likes to mess around with hardware, Linux, drivers and, occasionally, play guitar.

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