The word “Checkmate” in Chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the King is dead.” While in the starting position, there are eight different ways to checkmate in […]
Building a photon cannon tower….
Well, at least building one graphically! I was working with the Quiet Learner on his new tile tower defense game. He’s only in a pre-alpha stage right now, so there […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Perilous times for pawns!
Did you know that the piece with the lowest survival rate is the white queen’s pawn at d2? That’s right, out of 2.2 million master level games, this pawn survives […]
Having trouble building Bluefruit LE app in Android Studio?
While playing with my Bluefruit Feather, I decided to build the Android app straight from the source code, so I could see the ins and outs of how it works. […]
Fool’s Mate Friday: Keeping the King on the move!
When it comes to king moves, the most interesting is castling, for which I did manage to find a few statistics on the web, based on official games: White castles […]
Connecting to my Bluefruit Feather from my Android phone!
This Christmas, my brother was kind enough to get me a great new toy to play with: a Bluefruit Feather! It’s a Bluetooth capable board with input and output pins […]