Otto-Checkers

Created on 27 Oct 2019

Feeling lonely? Play a game of checkers against Otto, the autonomous checker playing robot!

This board will be able to move it's own checkers pieces around against a human opponent. Uses some magnets and a little bit of magic.

@jafinn

Joe Finn

@eeschnei

Eric Schneider

@mtrivedi

Manav Trivedi

Part Cost Quantity Total
P Star $9.75 1 $9.75
P Star 25k50 Micro
plastic rod $1.05 6 $6.30
1/2" plastic rod, 6ft
Diode $0.06 50 $3.00
Diodes for reed switches
5V Electromagnet $9.95 1 $9.95
Electromagnet for moving pieces
Power Supply (839-1687-ND) $13.82 1 $13.82
For power. Duh.
Sleeve bearings (6294K416) $1.32 9 $11.88
Bearings for the XY Plotter
Reed switches $0.72 50 $36.00
Reed switch for pieces
EasyDriver $14.95 3 $44.85
For controlling the stepper motor
Mini Microswitch $2.49 1 $2.49
For determining the home position of the plotter
Adafruit Metro Mini $12.50 2 $25.00
For controlling the XY plotter, and reading the board state
Raspberry Pi Zero WH $14.00 4 $56.00
Raspberry Pi Zero WH
Neodymium magnets $0.62 50 $31.00
Magnets for pieces
Stepper motor $15.95 3 $47.85
Stepper motor for XY plotter
Project Totals: 181 $297.89
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $50.00
Remaining Budget: $2.11