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Monday, July 12, 2010

Geek builds multi-touch Internet chess table

Hello Everyone,

Here is what a geek who loves chess has built for himself. We found this very interesting chess 'project' that a player took up. It's called the 'The Internet Chess Table.

A small DIY 20W-LED low-resolution (64x64px) LCD projector is used for displaying the moves - of both Black & White - and show the time. It includes a move recognition system which gives feedback of the recognized move on the display.

Move recognition works with an ultra cheap webcam (320x240px) which is also mounted inside the box.

The table is a works like multi-touch surface. Display and Webcam are connected to the PC via USB and a self developed interface software is used for connecting everything together and for communication with This Internet Chess Table plays on with the nickname ictdev.

You can read more about this gizmo here.

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