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I am Rasmus Althoff, main author of this project – see also the attributions in the technical data section.

My professional background is electrical engineering, and I have been developing embedded systems for about 20 years.

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

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.

You can reach me via e-mail at – in English or German, as you like.