Smart Electronic Chess Board Using Reed Switch

Nasrul Humaimi Mahmood, Che Ku Mohd Salahuddin Che Ku Long
2011 Jurnal Teknologi  
Äëíê~ÅíK This paper introduces the used of reed switch to detect the chess pieces that played on the electronic chessboard. During the tournament, audiences are not allowed to watch the game too close with all chess players to avoid the chess players lost their concentration. Hence, a system that can automatically project the chess players' game is needed. This digital electronic chessboard can display the chess game on the computer screen with integration to other components such as
more » ... such as microcontroller, chess clock and software application. The result showed that the reed switch could be one of the solutions to reduce the expensive sensor cost of existing digital electronic chess set. hÉóïçêÇëW= Reed switch; digital electronic hessboard; electronic chess set; microcontroller NKM= fkqolar'qflk= = Chess is a military strategy and mind challenging game played by two players, who played for black and white pieces. It is played on a board which is contains of 64 squares by order of 8 times 8 grids. Each square can be empty or occupied by a piece. The initial position of the game consists of 16 white pieces and 16 black pieces. White always goes first. In a typical move, white selects a white piece and moves it to another square. The destination square is either empty or occupied by opponent piece. The objective of the game is to capture the opposing King. Traditionally, the chess game is played by two opponents seated opposite each other over the game board [1, 2] . During a tournament, the chess clock with activation button is used. This activation button used to activate the opponent's clock system and deactivate the clock system. Players are also provided with two score sheets that are required for both players to record the game movement during the game. In Malaysia, most tournaments are used basic chess equipments 1&2 Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru * Corresponding author: nasrul@fke.utm.my QO k^pori=erj^fjf=C='eb=hr=jlea=p^i^eraafk== =
doi:10.11113/jt.v55.913 fatcat:y5btvnnvwreqzkpakf3mtiywhm