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Raspberry Pi,
a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK registered charity organization [1], released in February 29, 2012. It consists of a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, a VideoCore GPU, 512 MiB of RAM and a Secure Digital card for booting and long-term storage. It can run Linux ARM distributions, along with C, C++ compilers available, native GCC [2] and cross compilers [3].
Raspberry Pi [4]

Pi 2

The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is the second generation Raspberry Pi released in February 2015. Compared to the Pi 1 it has a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB RAM [5].

Pi 3

The third generation Raspberry Pi 3 replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016, now featuring a 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 802.11n Wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.1 [6].

Chess Projects

Various portable chess engines, notably Stockfish [7], were ported to the Pi, even suitable to build a dedicated chess computer along with self-made [8] [9] or commercial sensory boards [10]. Xu Ji, Bora Mollamustafaoglu and Gun Pinyo, three students at Imperial College, London, wrote their own ARM7 assembler, and an own chess game written in it [11] [12].


Josu Bergara Ede has developed a new portable chess system based on the Raspberry Pi called Gavon [13].


Lourenço Araujo de Oliveira Junior is working on a chess entitity for a Pi cluster dubbed Jaguatirica [14].


Jean-François Romang's PicoChess is a dedicated chess computer based on Stockfish on Raspberry Pi and the DGT Board [15] .


PuppetMaster by Folkert van Heusden is a multiple-brain incarnation of DeepBrutePos, running on a system with an UDOO computer [16] and seven Raspberry Pi calculating nodes [17] [18].

Embla Board

Embla Board by Folkert van Heusden is a self made chess computer board based on a Raspberry Pi 3 incorporating Folkert's engine Embla [19] [20], new versions tested in a Pi cluster.
Raspberry Pi cluster testing new Embla versions [21]


DGT Pi is a commercial dedicated chess computer expansion hardware by Digital Game Technology for their DGT Board integrated into a DGT3000 digital chess clock, released in October 2016 [22]. DGT Pi consists of a Raspberry Pi 3 with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality. Multiple chess engines are included.

Raspberry Turk

The Raspberry Turk is a chess playing robot developed by Joey Meyer, programmed almost entirely in Python to run on a Raspberry Pi incorporating aspects of computer vision, data science, machine learning, robotics, and 3D printing [23]. The software is available under the MIT license, published on GitHub in March 2017 [24].

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  1. ^ About us | Raspberry Pi
  2. ^ ARM Options - Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
  3. ^ Cross Compiling Tools Package Guidelines - ArchWiki
  4. ^ Photograph taken of a Raspberry Pi computer, by Jwrodgers, July 20, 2012, Raspberry Pi from Wikipedia
  5. ^ Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | Raspberry Pi, February 2015
  6. ^ Raspberry Pi 3 Model B | Raspberry Pi
  7. ^ RaspBerry PI/ Arduino driven Wooden Chessboard running Stockfish
  8. ^ USB Board by Bryan Whitby
  9. ^ Arduino & Raspberry PI Chess Computer running Stockfish on Raspberry Pi, by Max Dobres
  10. ^ PicoChess by Jean-Francois Romang
  11. ^ Chess. Bare metal assembly language chess. | Raspberry Pi, July 03, 2013
  12. ^ xu-ji/assembly_chess · GitHub
  13. ^ GAVON Portable Chess System by Chessmaster Ireland, Hiarcs Forum, February 08, 2014
  14. ^ Jaguatirica Chess Cluster - Phase I - 7 Nodes - 30 Photos by Lourenço Araujo de Oliveira Junior, CCC, April 10, 2014
  15. ^ PicoChess by Jean-Francois Romang
  16. ^ UDOO from Wikipedia
  17. ^ Re: CSVN 1st Open Internet Tournament: Results and games by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, May 12, 2014
  18. ^ raspberry pi cluster versus fairymax by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, October 31, 2013
  19. ^ chess computer board by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, April 27, 2016
  20. ^ Embla based chess computer by Folkert van Heusden
  21. ^ Image courtesy Folkert van Heusden, June 01, 2017
  22. ^ DGT Pi - Chess Computer for DGT e-Boards - Digital Game Technology
  23. ^ Raspberry Turk
  24. ^ GitHub - joeymeyer/raspberryturk: The Raspberry Turk is a robot that can play chess
  25. ^ Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | Raspberry Pi
  26. ^ Limor Fried (Adafruit Industries) from Wikipedia
  27. ^ National Security Agency from Wikipedia
  28. ^ PRISM (surveillance program) from Wikipedia

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