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Redstone Chess board

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Jmal116's Avatar Jmal116
Level 33 : Artisan Engineer
Unfortunately, I will not be continuing this project, at least not in this project or build. It has simply been too long, and when I want to return to the project I will likely end up simply rebuilding the entire thing, but hopefully a bit better this time.

This project has been in the making for over 2 years. It has been restarted 3 times, and I've had to take many breaks from working on it in order to preserve my sanity. But it looks like I finally have a setup that I can finish, so I'm going to upload what I have and see what comes of it.

For updates on this please subscribe to me on PMC, as I plan on updating this project as I build it. If you like what you see, feel free to check out my youtube channel for other redstone builds, most of what I upload doesn't get posted here!

Planned features:
  • 2 players games
  • Completely cheat proof, including turns and piece logic
  • Easy to read display, with redstone lamps used for pieces
  • Tripwire grid control
  • Easy piece movement and selection
  • Move counter
  • Check and win detection
  • Automatic reset and start
  • Command blocks only used in control panels so there are no ugly wires going between the board and the player. Everything else is hardwired.

To Do: (Crossed out items are done, bold items are currently being worked on, normal items are yet to be done)
  • Create control panels for players
  • Add block swappers for redstone lamp screen
  • Wire memory arrays to board
  • Create movement logic for individual pieces: White Pawns, Black Pawns, Rooks, Knights, Bishops, Queens, King
  • Copy existing piece logic onto black side of board
  • Connect color memories to piece logic
  • Connect control panels to memory arrays and piece logic
  • Add ability to move and remove pieces based on piece logic
  • Add turn counter, to keep track of turns and count the number of moves

It's been a while, but I think I'm finally coming within reach of completing such an ambitious project. I plan on updating this page as I complete the project, and posting a download when I finish the whole thing. Hopefully you can stay around until I'm done :)
Progress60% complete

2 Update Logs

Update #2 : by Jmal116 11/28/2013 9:33:35 amNov 28th, 2013

It may not seem like much, but this one part took at least 35 hours of work to fit everything in!
  • Completed Bishop piece logic prototype

Now that I know how everything is going to fit together, I'm going to rebuild it, but better. The problem I have with the current build is that it is completely incompatible with my other circuits, and I would have to redesign a lot of the board to make it work. So I'm going to try rebuilding it, and see where I can go from there.

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03/14/2014 9:34 pm
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So gewd I cri ;-;
11/28/2013 9:37 am
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that looks awesome please put out the download link when its done
11/28/2013 9:39 am
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I'm pretty sure the internet would kill me if I did all this and then didn't post a download link. I'm just going to wait until it's all done and actually playable.
11/23/2013 2:42 pm
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11/24/2013 8:01 pm
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Since you are the doctor, you obviously traveled through time so that you could be present at just the right moment to set up such and amazing series of circumstances.
11/23/2013 2:41 pm
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11/18/2013 5:16 pm
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11/18/2013 1:10 pm
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I can build a redstone computer... (Not up for download yet) but OMG This is amazing!!!
11/18/2013 6:55 am
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Simply Amazing.... Diamond for U
11/17/2013 10:45 pm
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