Playing online chess - in physical space

Two use cases:

  • Remote chess game
  • Playing chess against an AI

Thoughts:

  • moving the prices - magnets would make this more accessible than a robot arm (though that would be cool1) it would also mean that the players could pick either colour.
  • because the pieces would need to be slid there also needs to be a clear way to signify which piece is being selected - LEDs?
  • have all the pieces be the same colour and signify who’s are who’s using LEDs?
  • touch sensor in the piece for selection purposes?

Something like the Elephants trunk inspired Bionic Handling Assistant maybe.  ↩︎