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I was wondering if an arduino mega has enough proccesing power to make chess moves I know enough programming to do it but is it possible .

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robotmaster18's picture

Oh man I just put robotmaster18 cause i thought it was really sc -fi ish .

Im not asking for you to write the program I just need to know a few things.

Didnt people help patrick mccabe with his project.

P.S please dont take the name literally .

OddBot's picture

Yes but Patrick read the manuals and could ask very specific questions. When you have read the manuals then you will be ready to ask questions.

robotmaster18's picture

Could I use something like firmata on arduino to read the chess engines decision but how would I send the coordinates to the chess engine.

OddBot's picture

With a name like Robotmaster18 I think you should be able to work that out for yourself otherwise start reading the manuals.

robotmaster18's picture

I know that much and I have found a solution.

robotmaster18's picture

       I was wondering if it is possible for me to connect an arduino to a chess engine on the computer so it is connected to the computer and it makes the decisions and sends it to the arduino.

Is it possible if it is what should i do 

OddBot's picture

Just use the serial port the same as you do for uploading and debugging code. The Serial command is used for input as well as output. Look it up. You can later use Xbee or bluetooth to create a wireless serial link but learn to use the USB cable first.

robotmaster18's picture

thanks for the information oddbot I am researching for efficent chess algorithms

robotmaster18's picture

        yes that is exactly what i meant maxhirez and it is not an extension I got the idea when my chess teacher saw the robots I made he said maybe I could make a chess playing robot.  and thanks for the website birdmun Ill read it

birdmun's picture


I got that from a quick search on google: "can an arduino play chess?"

To answer your question about Patrick's system, I do not believe the arduino is anything more than an easy way to get input and move the pieces. I am fairly sure he has a computer hooked up that is doing the move calculation.