Sockfish: Chess Cheater with a Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Lets hope this project doesn’t make it past the pub-gag phase. Sockfish is the creation of James Stanley to help, well, cheat. By stuffing a Raspberry Pi running Stockfish [an open source chess engine] in his sock, you get Sockfish. Some clever ideas in this project!

Each shoe insert has two force-sensing resistors and one vibration motor. The force-sensing resistors are used as buttons to allow me to input my opponent’s moves. The vibration motors are used for haptic feedback of accepted button presses, and to communicate the engine’s moves to me so that I can play them on the board.

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