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Cardoso
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Funny contraption

Post by Cardoso » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:35 pm


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Re: Funny contraption

Post by bob » Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:10 am

sort of like the old Fidelity "phantom". Used exactly the same concept, just MANY years ago (somewhere in the early 80's if I recall). Was certainly amusing to watch it play, and particularly to watch it reset the board at the end of the game. :)

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Re: Funny contraption

Post by IanO » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:38 am

I'm even more impressed by this design for self-moving pieces: https://regiumchess.com/

Honestly, once I saw how it was implemented (a 3x3 grid of small, strong electromagnets under each square and captured piece area), I was amazed that nobody had tried it before. The mechanism is practically solid-state. For anyone who has dealt with the flaky and slow mechanical x/y armatures or above-board mechanical arm, it seems well nigh miraculous! Especially the fact that it can move multiple pieces at once, making captures much more fluid.

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Re: Funny contraption

Post by mwyoung » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:13 am

IanO wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:38 am
I'm even more impressed by this design for self-moving pieces: https://regiumchess.com/

Honestly, once I saw how it was implemented (a 3x3 grid of small, strong electromagnets under each square and captured piece area), I was amazed that nobody had tried it before. The mechanism is practically solid-state. For anyone who has dealt with the flaky and slow mechanical x/y armatures or above-board mechanical arm, it seems well nigh miraculous! Especially the fact that it can move multiple pieces at once, making captures much more fluid.
Now that is what I have been waiting for in a auto chessboard. Fast, accurate, and silent. I looked at square off and it is a piece of junk. My old phantom was better then Square off.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
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