ChessnuTech Q&A | Get Answers to Your Tech Questions

Where can I download Chessnut App?
The Chessnut App will be downloadable at the Apple Store and the Play Store after the project finished. And you can also download the App for PC/mac from our official website


Will the board interface with or just Lichess? I see images of in the video but you only mention Lichess.
As we haven't reached an official agreement with yet, we can't claim that we support in the promotional video to avoid legal issues(Lichess has open APIs so no such concerns). You can play on with our product as shown in the video.


Will it interface with ChessBase and/or other PC programs?
It is a feature many backers want and we have not implemented yet. Therefore, this will be the second feature we will implement due to your suggestions. We are studying on it and it will be set as a stretch goal.


I've written a UCI chess engine - will I be able to interface this board with a custom UCI engine?
Yes, we have UCI engine importing function on both macOS and Windows APP.


Will this work with any chess pieces or will it require chessnut pieces? If it requires chessnut pieces will there be a place to purchase replacements?
Because there are chips in the pieces for recognition, it is required to use Chessnut pieces. We will launch an web store on our official website later and you can purchase replacements on it.


What is the size of the board? How tall is the pieces? Is the pieces made of wood? Are they weighted?
The dimensions are 33cm*33cm*1.8cm with king height 6.8cm. The pieces are plastic but weighted.


Do you have to press on the square before moving a piece?
No need to press the board, just put the pieces on slightly, the board can detect the moves precisely and quickly. You are as easy as using a normal chess board.


Is possible to livestream with it?
We have livestream function in our APP, you can easily generate a link and share it to wherever you want, it is a HTML5 page which can show the moves in real time.


Is it possible to send this data to any url, so programmer can create custom app?
We have SDK for programmers to create custom apps, and will release it in our developer community in the next stage(after the KS project finished).


Do you offer tournament size board?
We are working on that. Tournament size chess sets maybe will release in the next year.


Is the AI built into the board or do you need a phone/tablet?
The AI built in the Apps so you do need a PC/mac/phone/tablet if you want to play with the AI chess engine.


Can I play the board without the app or plugged in to a computer?
Yes, we support OTB games. You can play a game with your friend without any connection. The moves will be saved into the built-in storage. You can export a .pgn file for further analysis. But the chess AI engine is bulit in our App, if you want to play with AI, you need to connect a device running our App.

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