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Re:Alternative pieces with DGT boards
« on: June 30, 2011, 08:33PM »
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Don't have a scale handy (not that any of them weigh much, in any case), but here are dimensions of DGT Reykjavik chessmen:

King: 3.75 inches tall, base 1 5/8
Queen: 3.25 inches tall, base 1 5/8
Rook: 2.25 inches tall, base 1 5/16
Bishop: 2.75 inches tall,  base 1 1/4
Knght: 2.25 inches tall, base 1 1/4
Pawn: 1 7/8 inches tall, base 1 1/8
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Re:Alternative pieces with DGT boards
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 02:30AM »
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Hi,


if you have them it would be nice if you (or anyone who has that sets) could meassure them and weigh them, I would like to add the info at the Arena page. Thanks in advance.


Michael


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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on June 13, 2011, 12:25PM   

Do all sets sold by DGT have approximately the same weight ? May be buying another set would be a safer solution...

best regards,
Alain


My Reykjavik DGT pieces from the House of Staunton are also unweighted.  When purchased, I was told that DGT pieces couldn't be weighted, as metal weights would interfere with piece recognition.
 
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 10:13AM »
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Ahh, yes.  I seem to remember reading that the DGT boards use magnetic resonance, rather than RFID.  So each piece (type?) has a tuned resonator and it is this that is picked up.  In which case weighting the pieces with metal might upset the resonant frequency.

Ahh, here it is in the patent document!

http://www.chesscomputeruk.com/1999_-_DGT_Tasc_Piece_Recognition.pdf


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Re:Alternative pieces with DGT boards
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 09:50AM »
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Quote from: redpotatoes on June 18, 2011, 08:33AM   

My Reykjavik DGT pieces from the House of Staunton are also unweighted.  When purchased, I was told that DGT pieces couldn't be weighted, as metal weights would interfere with piece recognition.

this makes a lot of sense : Tasc pieces which are also recognized by the board are very light too !

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Quote from: Alain Zanchetta on June 13, 2011, 12:25PM   

Do all sets sold by DGT have approximately the same weight ? May be buying another set would be a safer solution...

best regards,
Alain


My Reykjavik DGT pieces from the House of Staunton are also unweighted.  When purchased, I was told that DGT pieces couldn't be weighted, as metal weights would interfere with piece recognition.
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2011, 06:49AM »
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Cheers Michael, very helpful.

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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2011, 02:58AM »
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Hi,

there were some alternative pieces that were available here: http://www.houseofstaunton.com/chesscomputers.html


At the Arena page http://www.playwitharena.com newsitem 193 you can read about the sizes/measurments of the existing piece sets.


Hope this helps,
Michael

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Hi all,

I have recently acquired a DGT board

While it is generally top notch, I find the pieces a little on the light side.  I have some nice triple weighted tournament pieces which I would like to use with the board.  Does anyone have any experience of migrating the magnetic-resonance circuits in the pieces or obtaining and fitting equivalents from another source.

Thanks for any help

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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 01:03PM »
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Hi Alain,

I have had the chance to handle both the classic and timeless pieces and unfortunately both appear to be unweighted.  To be honest the other more esoteric designs do not appeal to me.


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Do all sets sold by DGT have approximately the same weight ? May be buying another set would be a safer solution...

best regards,
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Hi all,

I have recently acquired a DGT board

While it is generally top notch, I find the pieces a little on the light side.  I have some nice triple weighted tournament pieces which I would like to use with the board.  Does anyone have any experience of migrating the magnetic-resonance circuits in the pieces or obtaining and fitting equivalents from another source.

Thanks for any help

chubby
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