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Submitted by Jason Colman, posted on February 08, 2002

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this picture shows off my pride and joy. But in the foreground is a chess computer I built a while back. Sad to say it has been gathering dust ever since I finished it - I never guessed making it would be more fun than finishing it. Anyway before I give it a decent burial I thought I'd share with you the details of its awesome power.
  • Z80B CPU
  • 6MHz
  • 8KB RAM
  • 16*2 LCD display
  • Magnetic sensor board
  • If only I'd done it about 30 years ago I might have something here. BTW if anyone wants the source code (laugh) just drop me an email.

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    Rag on a Stick

    February 10, 2002, 02:19 AM

    What about when a pawn gets to the end of the board? How does it know what it is replaced by?

    Jason Colman

    February 10, 2002, 06:40 AM

    For the human player, there's a menu - that's partly what the display and the three buttons are for. Admittedly it's hard to make them out in my crappy photo.
    For the computer, it decides whether a knight or queen would be better.


    March 14, 2002, 05:40 PM

    I will buy it if you're going to scrap it anyway. How much?

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