iChessOne: Wooden Foldable Electronic Chessboard

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Introducing iChessOne, the world’s first electronic foldable chessboard, masterfully crafted from natural wood. A harmonious blend of traditional chess artisanship and cutting-edge technology, iChessOne elevates the timeless game of chess to the modern age without sacrificing its classical charm.

Upon first glance, the iChessOne impresses with its aesthetic appeal, bearing all the characteristics of a traditional, luxurious wooden chess set. Yet, hidden beneath the surface, advanced electronics are at work. Ingeniously designed, the LEDs remain unseen when inactive, maintaining the illusion of a conventional chessboard. However, when the game begins, these LEDs spring to life, illuminating the board with their advanced functionalities.

One of the groundbreaking features that set iChessOne apart is its foldable design. With a unique, patent-pending construction, the board can be folded conveniently for portability. This innovation revolutionizes the chess-playing experience, allowing anyone to carry the board effortlessly, whether tucked under an arm or packed in travel luggage.

Further enhancing its portability, iChessOne incorporates a wireless data transmission system that enables seamless communication between the two halves of the chessboard. This innovation eliminates the need for cables or connections, providing uninterrupted enjoyment of the game, wherever one might be.

iChessOne is also a powerhouse of functionality. With the iChessOne App, users can choose to play either live or online. As the game proceeds, LEDs light up to signal each move made by the opponent. Additionally, a comprehensive piece recognition system accurately detects the location of each piece. This integration of physical and digital components allows every move to be automatically recorded on the chess server when playing online.

Playing offline games is equally straightforward and fulfilling. The iChessOne can save offline games, enabling users to generate Portable Game Notification (PGN) files for subsequent analysis. This feature obviates the need for manually recording moves on paper, thereby simplifying game reviews.

The iChessOne is also a potent training tool. The built-in AI, adjustable to eight difficulty levels, provides a challenging opponent to help users enhance their chess skills. Furthermore, a special game mode for beginners utilizes multicolored LEDs to indicate available moves and their evaluations, offering an intuitive learning experience.

It serves as a global bridge connecting chess enthusiasts across the world. Thanks to its online capabilities, users can challenge anyone, anywhere on the planet, facilitating matches between friends, family, and chess rivals irrespective of geographical boundaries.

Adding to its comprehensive offering is the iChessOne app. Available for free and integrated with popular chess servers, it boasts an array of features designed to assist learning and skill improvement. Compatibility with both iOS and Android platforms ensures that the magic of iChessOne is accessible to all.

The iChessOne provides an authentic chess experience cherished by seasoned professionals and enthusiastic beginners alike. The set, including classic Staunton-style carved pieces and a tournament-size board, echoes the aesthetics of the professional chess world. However, its allure extends beyond the realm of professionals, inviting amateurs to step into this world, to learn, play, and fall in love with the enriching chess game.



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  • Name:
    Janusz Lisowski
  • Type of entry:
    Team members:
    • Lech Bakalarz
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