Connected Chess Board automatically moves pieces

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Making physical objects connected allows users to retain tactile experiences, while benefitting from the open world aspects of digitally sharing information, whether it’s via wooden blocks that play digital content, figurine jukeboxes that play Spotify playlists, or lego-style toys that teach kids coding. And now, that most ancient and enduring game of chess is undergoing a connected evolution. Square Off, from India-based Infivention, is a connected chess set that automatically moves pieces across the board based on digital users’ moves. Maintaining a traditional look, the wooden boards and pieces feature a hidden robotic arm and magnets that seamlessly moves the…

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