Wizard Chess Tour Leg 4: Wat Tyler Centre

Good time at local Raspberry Jam, well done @SouthendTech Good to meet @bfentiman again, also @BoswellsComp & @duck_star pic.twitter.com/vANdWso0dK — ed bye (@ByeEd2) December 18, 2016 Wizard Chess was on the road again, just this time in my car with me driving. This time the Harry Potter chess playing contraption went to the Wat Tyler Centre in Pitsea Essex on the 18th December. Being my first time on a motorway, first time driving longer than going to work, first time driving in a county other than Kent and my first time through the Dartford Tunnel I left stupidly early and…

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Wizard Chess Tour Leg 3: East London Jam

From @eastlondonjam twitter On the 22nd October (I know this blog post is marginally late), I took Wizard Chess and the rest of me on about 3 trains to get to Barking Library for the East London Jam. Believe me that is quite a feat, especially when Wizard Chess looks slightly like a bomb, but I managed to get there in one piece which is always good. The whole event was attended well, with many of the workshops being fully booked even before the event had begun. I have to admit I didn’t see many of the workshops as I…

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Wizard Chess Tour Leg 2: Covent Garden Jam

On the 5th August I traveled to the Covent Garden Jam with my Wizard Chess device, mainly to show Frank and the rest of the attendees. Due to EMF camp happening at the same time (Well, they missed out on magic chess), attendees were very few and far between. Luckily Frank managed to convince some people to come while trying to hunt me down some magnetic chess pieces (I didn’t forget mine, honest). Although David Whale came to the rescue after taking a massive detour to get me some. Considering the lack of attendees the Twitter Sphere went slightly crazy….

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Wizard Chess Tour Leg 1: Harlow

The 16th July saw the first leg of the newly named Wizard Chess Tour (JK Rowling will be claiming copyrights soon, I’m blaming David) in Harlow. It seemed that people who turned up and looked at my robotic chess set seemed impressed (I still don’t get the big deal over it but hey ho) and thanks to Paul and his rather cool 3D Printer I now have a replacement black (well, blue) bishop which now completes my chess pieces, just need to get some magnetic strip to stick on the bottom so that it can interact with the rest of…

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Wizard Chess

I’ve had this idea for nearly a year now that the version of chess in the Harry Potter series should be made a reality. I knew that due to my inexperience of using the Raspberry Pi and my lack of knowledge about the game of chess or electronics, this project was going to be challenging project but I still felt that it was something that could be achieved using the contacts and resources I had at my disposal. I’ve been meaning to find a reason to fully complete this project, I thought that my A Level coursework would be the…

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