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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:46 pm    Post subject: A new Robot? Reply with quote

A new robot built? Maybe for the price can only be useful when Steve, isn't it?

http://en.chessbase.com/post/world-s-smartest-chess-board-is-here
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: A new Robot? Reply with quote

dedicate computers wrote:
A new robot built? Maybe for the price can only be useful when Steve, isn't it?

http://en.chessbase.com/post/world-s-smartest-chess-board-is-here


i am seeing that you need a Smart phone to make the board work
automatically disqualifies it as a dedicated chess computer

Next Idea Regards
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an amazing project by the young Indian lads and I wish them all the very best for the future and really hope that their dream becomes a reality.
I have followed it from it's conception and have advised them of certain things in the past.

Bryan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I support this project, hoping it's not an April Fool's joke....

Regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing that worries me is warranty and repair which up to now, I can't get a concrete answer from them. Communication about software bugs has been good but warranty issues have not.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bryan,

warranty could be an issue, sure - especially for the first devices (as I ordered... Cool ). But as I would like to look behind the curtain, I will play an "active role" in that case. It's an experiment, also for me, but I like the project idea and I want to support them...

I know three other guys who ordered already and together with you we are at least five in that community! Very Happy Give it a try...

Expecting all the best regards,
Michael
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow now who is going to buy me one for Christmas Smile




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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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blaubaer wrote:
Hi Bryan,

warranty could be an issue, sure - especially for the first devices (as I ordered... Cool ). But as I would like to look behind the curtain, I will play an "active role" in that case. It's an experiment, also for me, but I like the project idea and I want to support them...

I know three other guys who ordered already and together with you we are at least five in that community! Very Happy Give it a try...

Expecting all the best regards,
Michael


Hi Michael

Just received this from Alessandro
.....................................................

Hey Bryan,

I would like to tell you that we have worked on Square Off for over 3 years and use very high quality parts. We expect the failure rate to be minimum.

However in the unfortunate event of irregular functioning of the board, we will first offer you e-Support and work with you to solve the problem, however if there is any problem which cannot be resolved, we will replace the part/entire board (as applicable) free of charge.

The unit will be covered under 1 year's warranty (*shipping to be paid by user)

Let me know if I can help you with any more queries.

Regards,
...........................................................


Michael, a while ago I bought a cheap Pavilion Talking Chess Computer for my grandson. I thought it would speak after every move to help him understand chess but unfortunately it didn't. I stored it away for a while in my loft until the other day I found a spare Teensy 2 USB Development Board in one of my desk draws and decided that the Pavilion needed updating so I did the following to it!!!

1. OPEN IT UP



2. RIP IT'S GUTS OUT



3. SOLDER JUMPER WIRES TO THE BOARDS CONNECTIONS



4. PROGRAM THE TEENSY WITH MATT SHANNON'S SISH CHESS CODE AND CONNECT THE JUMPERS



5. BIT OF A MESS BUT WHO WILL EVER SEE IT!



6. THE FINISHED CONVERSION CONNECTED TO 'CHESS FOR ANDROID' RUNNING KOMODO!



Took about an hour to make and I will now have to wait until my grandson reaches grandmaster strength to play it Laughing

Regards
Bryan[/img]
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Bryan,

nice idea, your "Talking Teensy Sish Chess", you used the board switch matrix - a candidate for Kickstarter?? Cool

The warranty terms seem to be acceptable - at least for tinkerer... Razz


We meet on Square Off's App regards, Michael


By the way: The app is already working - I tried it out this morning with a chess friend. You can already play via app to app.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blaubaer - you've already got the app? I couldn't find it on IOS - what is it called?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Staplegrove,

yes, I've got the app - look for the Android App "Square Off Beta"!


Regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

Ahh - that explains it - Android only as is Beta. I guess Apple doesn't allow beta versions on the app store. Looks like us IOS owners will have to wait longer...

I ordered this morning, and their project has now met the goal it seems... roll on April!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Staplegrove,
Staplegrove wrote:

Ahh - that explains it - Android only as is Beta. I guess Apple doesn't allow beta versions on the app store. Looks like us IOS owners will have to wait longer...


According to Alessandro the iOS app will come in April next year. There are still functions missing within the Android app...
Staplegrove wrote:


I ordered this morning, and their project has now met the goal it seems... roll on April!


Yeah, and it's still increasing....

Pleasant anticipation regards, Michael
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I have requested a Windows Mobile app but I suppose not many people like me use the Windows Mobile platform?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chessmaster Ireland wrote:
And I have requested a Windows Mobile app but I suppose not many people like me use the Windows Mobile platform?

Windows Mobile ? You are probably the only one left.
But if they have a documented API, I might do an update to CEBoard Smile
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