Introduction: Talking Chess Game
Chess is a game that is a ton of fun and can be played by people of all ages! No matter what age you are, it’s always a good time to learn to play, because of the many benefits to playing.
In this guide, you will learn how to create a talking chess game. Your project will be connected to a Makey Makey to allow it to be interactive for players to use to remind them which Chess piece can perform what actions.
Copper Tape (can substitute aluminum foil, or pencil *6b pencil works best)
Step 1: Coding a Scratch Script
Step 2: Prepare the Chess Piece Sheet
Print out the Chess sheet. Click here to print
Add a strip of copper tape leading to each of the six pieces used in a Chess game. If you don't have copper tape, you can use aluminum foil or a 6b pencil.
Step 3: Create a Foil Bracelet
Makey Makey works when you complete a circuit, so using a foil bracelet is one way you can do this.
Tear off a 6-8" long sheet of aluminum foil. Fold it in approximately one inch folds. Wrap it around your wrist and then tape it closed. It should be close to your skin so that it’s comfortable, but somewhat tight. An alligator clip should be able to fit between the foil and your skin, but needs to touch your skin.
Step 4: Connect It All and Try It Out
Plug in the Makey Makey USB to your computer
Connect six alligator clips to the copper tape on the paper (one to each piece)
Connect the other end of each clip to the matching input on the Makey Makey Note: You can decide which color alligator clip corresponds to which key.
Connect one alligator clip to Earth, and the other end to your foil bracelet.
Play Chess and run Scratch as needed.