Skilled maker, robotics engineer and Instructables member “RoboAvatar” has created a new Arduino powered chess playing robot which is powered by an Arduino Uno development Board and triggered by 64 reed switches underneath each square of the board.
Watch the videos below to learn more about this awesome robotic chess player which uses a XYZ gantry system and crane gripper to move chess pieces as required.
While playing board games on a computer screen can be entertaining, this experience lacks a certain tangible aspect. YouTuber RoboAvatar decided to take things into the third dimension with a chess machine that uses an XYZ gantry system and gripper to move pieces as needed. Instead of a vision system, RoboAvatar’s robotic device uses 64 reed switches (one for each square) to tell an Arduino Uno where the magnetized pieces reside. The project also features a Mux Shield and a pair of MCP23017 I/O expander chips, providing a total of 93 available pins.
Jump over to the Instructables website for more details and full instructions on how you can create your very own Arduino powered chess playing robot.
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