The Challenging Reality Battle Chess!

Do we have any Chess lovers here? To all the chess fans, no matter you’re amateur or professional, you’re going to fall in love with this “Reality Battle Chess”! According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by having some chess battle with your family members or friends regularly, it can prevent you from getting the horrible diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Back to the topic, this Reality Battle Chess is awesome. It powered by the new PIC32 and approximately with 32 of his closest PIC16 buddies. Technically, Reality Battle Chess is a fully animated, robotic match. Two humans can play it or you can choose to play it with the PIC32. By using the raw processing capability of the PIC32, the players can simply speak out their moves and watch, as the actual chess pieces are moved y the PIC32-controlled motion control system. This Reality Battle Chess sequences are complete with lights, action and sound. The more interesting point about this Reality Battle Chess is it uses the nanoPower PIC parts, which is allowing… Continue reading

Math alarm clock will wake you up in the morning

If you have problems with waking up in the morning- this alarm should help. This alarm clock isn’t so easy to turn off as it requires some brain action. Alarm clock is equipped with LCD screen where a math problem is displayed when alarm is triggered. So you have to solve a problem like 23×17+6 in order to turn off and alarm. Project is based on PIC16 microcontroller. Project is presented as open source. Download source code and project files including schematic and PCB, if you want to build one for yourself. Author also provides suggestions for improvements like adding backup battery, or single chip radio. Really cool project that can be made from parts available around. Continue reading