Smart Chess Research

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Hi everybody!

For those of you who don’t know, I’m the new co-op who is working on a smart chess board.  To remotely identify the pieces, I’m exploring using the capacitive sensing function of the arduino.
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For now, I’ve built a small board with capacitive sensors just to test it out.  I’ve basically followed this capacitive keyboard instructable.  Thus far, the sensor is being fairly inconsistent, but I’m thinking that may have to do with the super messy construction rather than the arduino/code itself.  So, I’m rebuilding the keyboard in a more precise manner and will see how that goes.  I’ll update as things move along. Thanks for reading!

-Caleb Sheehan