2. Project management¶
This week I worked on defining my final project idea and started to getting used to the documentation process.
Recently over quarantine, I have taken an interest in chess, so I thought it would be an interesting concept to implement engineering and programming into the game. The game has been an incredible way to connect with relatives and friends despite social distancing regulations. When thinking of chess, I am instantly reminded of the scene in the first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when Ron and Harry are playing Wizard’s Chess. The video below summarizes the game well; however, the idea behind it, which I want to use, is the self moving pieces. Upon a player stating the command for the movement of the piece, the piece automatically slides toward its new tile and takes the opponent’s piece if necessary.
Project & Plan¶
My idea for the final project is to have two axes controlled by two stepper motors, similar to a cnc machine or laser cutter, moving an electromagnetic. The magnet will move to the location of the chess piece, turn on, and move it to its destination.I am not sure yet on user input for the project using voice commands, like Harry and Ron use in Wizards’ Chess, an IOS App, or buttons. Currently, I am taking AP Computer Science, which focuses on Swift with IOS mobile app development, so building a simple app for the project would be an interesting application.