Automated Chess Board
An Electric Engineering Major's Senior Project
Andrew Deakin & Mitch Morse
The Automated Chess Board (ACB) is a novel device that integrates the benefits of playing chess on a computer with those of playing on a physical board. It uses an array of electromagnetic coils underneath a glass playing surface that can be activated individually or in groups. This allows one or more physical wooden chess pieces with affixed permanent magnets to be moved around the board. These coils are controlled by an internal computer running a chess engine, allowing the user to play chess against the computer on a physical board.