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I am Rasmus Althoff, main author of this project. My professional background is electrical engineering and embedded systems. You can reach me via e-mail at – in English or German.

Actually, I just wanted to gain some hands-on experience with ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers. The Olimex H405 board looked promising, so I needed a project idea what to do with this powerful hardware:

artwork with a chessboard on a computer chip

Chess computers have fascinated me since the late ’80s. Back then, I was wondering how such a machine might work, and now with my own chess computer, a dream has come true!

Finally, I would like to thank George Georgopoulos for NG-Play which I forked the CT800 engine from, and Marcel van Kervinck for the king-pawn-king bitbase.