At the end of the XNUMXth century, a famous chess machine appeared that revolutionized the chess scene worldwide. This machine was known as El Turco, however it was not a machine as such. The famous Turkish was a sham where the brain of the machine was a person who controlled the doll and chess movements.
Today, almost two centuries later, an amateur has managed to create a modern version with Free Hardware. The project is called Raspberry Turk and anyone can do it.
The Turk will be invincible thanks to the incorporation of Raspberry Pi 3 and a computer program
This modern Turk continues to use the same mechanism, but this time, instead of a person, the machine has a Raspberry Pi 3 board. This board is not only in charge of processing the plays but it will also be the one in charge of manipulating the electronic arm that will move the pieces and the camera that will recognize it.
The board of this Turk is painted on the table, a table that also has a robotic arm and a camera mount that will record movements. In addition to recording them, the camera provides information to the Raspberry Pi to position the parts and then move the part that is correct. The result is the same as the old Turk but unlike the first version, human action is not necessary for the Raspberry Turk.
And the best thing about all this is that the user who created it, Joey Meyer, has created a web and videos where anyone with a Raspberry Pi and the necessary materials can build a similar machine for little money. Also, if we want, we can get the chess program code that Joey Meyer has created to work properly on the Raspberry Pi board. Now, It's your turn to play!