|DIGITAL CHESSBOARD The first project of SORGO ID|
| The digital
board was the first Sorgo I.D. work. The objectives of this project was
, like in all the future works, to Investigate and Develop. In this case
we have worked with pure logic gates, developing encoders and decoders
with the objective to control this new device from the PC, just as the
commercial companies they control its own peripherals .
This work offers to Sorgo ID a new experience ,and open us a door of a new and surprising world.
The digital board ,was a work with a lot of incentives, because it brings us new and different areas to work on. The software, developed in VB introduced us in this programming area. This finished with an excellent project called CONDENADO , the work with the logic gates, derived to a new project, SICARIO ,controlled with a system much more advanced in VB and it obtained great congratulations in computer dedicated social areas.
The characteristics of the digital board are basic, but from very interesting concepts, the nucleus or converter its made with 20 logical chips, they translate the information, granted through the PC parallel port (Centronics or DB25), this information is turning into a 2 axis coordinates indicated by leds, in the same time, translates the electric impulse that the user sends to the PC using sensors.
The external architecture
of the board , is the cheapest and effective, in our opinion, two axes
of coordinates locate us in a bidimensional space, perfect for work with
a standard chessboard or checkers and, why not?, another one, whose
the architecture is similar , thanks that the software is specify for each
case, and the interpretation and data representation , need to be programmed
In this case Sorgo I.D. made a MODULO developed in VB, all the program is developed by Sorgo I.D.
The program not only
uses many board abilities, in addition its assembly is a checkers game,
which responds to the board external inputs and forces it ,to interact
with the user.