I love to play games, ones of which is chess. I've always wanted to develop a friendly chess game, so we did it for my future weekends.
What it does
Our chess board moves chess pieces automatically with an electromagnet and the help of stepper motors
How we built it
We used arduinos to control stepper motors that move an electromagnet to control chess pieces
Challenges we ran into
Legos have no structural integrity. Our stepper motors provided to much force on the legos.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are able to move pieces
What we learned
We learned that you need a strong power supply to run strong motors.
What's next for Chess
We want to add reed switches to control each position, as well as full automate the chess setup. We plan to use a raspberry pi as the chess controller.