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Raspberry Pi Model A [1]

Raspberry Pi,
a credit-card-sized single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK registered charity organization [2], released in February 29, 2012. It consists of a Broadcom BCM2835 system on a chip, which includes an ARM1176JZF-S 700 MHz processor, a VideoCore GPU, 512 MiB of RAM and a Secure Digital card for booting and long-term storage. It can run Linux ARM distributions, along with C, C++ compilers available, native GCC [3] and cross compilers [4].

Pi 2

The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is the second generation Raspberry Pi released in February 2015. Compared to the Pi 1 it has a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB RAM [5].

Pi 3

The third generation Raspberry Pi 3 replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016, now featuring a 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU, 802.11n Wireless LAN, and Bluetooth 4.1 [6].

Pi 4

The Raspberry Pi 4, released in June 2019, comes with a 1.5 GHz, quad-core Cortex-A72 ARMv8 CPU, up to 4GiB DDR4 RAM, USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac (2.4 / 5 GHz) WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, dual micro HDMI ports, and a 500 MHz VideoCore VI GPU [7].

Chess Projects

Various portable chess engines, notably Stockfish [8], were ported to the Pi, even suitable to build a dedicated chess computer along with self-made [9] [10] or commercial sensory boards [11]. Xu Ji, Bora Mollamustafaoglu and Gun Pinyo, three students at Imperial College, London, wrote their own ARM7 assembler, and an own chess game written in it [12] [13].


Josu Bergara Ede has developed a new portable chess system based on the Raspberry Pi called Gavon [14].



Lourenço Araujo de Oliveira Junior is working on a chess entitity for a Pi cluster dubbed Jaguatirica [15].


Jean-François Romang's PicoChess is a dedicated chess computer based on Stockfish on Raspberry Pi and the DGT Board [16] .


PuppetMaster by Folkert van Heusden is a multiple-brain incarnation of DeepBrutePos, running on a system with an UDOO computer [17] and seven Raspberry Pi calculating nodes [18] [19].

Embla Board

Embla Board by Folkert van Heusden is a self made chess computer board based on a Raspberry Pi 3 incorporating Folkert's engine Embla [20] [21], new versions tested in a Pi cluster.


Raspberry Pi cluster testing new Embla versions [22]


DGT Pi is a commercial dedicated chess computer expansion hardware by Digital Game Technology for their DGT Board integrated into a DGT3000 digital chess clock, released in October 2016 [23]. DGT Pi consists of a Raspberry Pi 3 with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi functionality. Multiple chess engines are included.

Raspberry Turk

The Raspberry Turk is a chess playing robot developed by Joey Meyer, programmed almost entirely in Python to run on a Raspberry Pi incorporating aspects of computer vision, data science, machine learning, robotics, and 3D printing [24]. The software is available under the MIT license, published on GitHub in March 2017 [25].

Caddell Chess

Caddell Chess by Rohn Blake is a dedicated chess system using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ with touchscreen as an UCI compliant chess graphical user interface. Caddell Chess was released in March 2021 [26].

See also

Forum Posts

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Re: Raspberry Pi 4 compiled chess engines by Rasmus Althoff, CCC, November 16, 2020 » Stockfish

External Links

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+
Raspberry Pi Zero - Raspberry Pi
Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+ | Raspberry Pi, July 2014
Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | Raspberry Pi, February 2015
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B | Raspberry Pi, February 2016


C, C++



Onion Pi: Foil the NSA and Prism with a Tor proxy | Raspberry Pi [29] [30]

Computer Chess

GitHub - joeymeyer/raspberryturk: The Raspberry Turk is a robot that can play chess




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  2. About us | Raspberry Pi
  3. ARM Options - Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
  4. Cross Compiling Tools Package Guidelines - ArchWiki
  5. Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | Raspberry Pi, February 2015
  6. Raspberry Pi 3 Model B | Raspberry Pi
  7. Raspberry Pi 4 Model B – Raspberry Pi
  8. RaspBerry PI/ Arduino driven Wooden Chessboard running Stockfish
  9. USB Board by Bryan Whitby
  10. Arduino & Raspberry PI Chess Computer running Stockfish on Raspberry Pi, by Max Dobres
  11. PicoChess by Jean-Francois Romang
  12. Chess. Bare metal assembly language chess. | Raspberry Pi, July 03, 2013
  13. xu-ji/assembly_chess · GitHub
  14. GAVON Portable Chess System by Chessmaster Ireland, Hiarcs Forum, February 08, 2014
  15. Jaguatirica Chess Cluster - Phase I - 7 Nodes - 30 Photos by Lourenço Araujo de Oliveira Junior, CCC, April 10, 2014
  16. PicoChess by Jean-Francois Romang
  17. UDOO from Wikipedia
  18. Re: CSVN 1st Open Internet Tournament: Results and games by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, May 12, 2014
  19. raspberry pi cluster versus fairymax by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, October 31, 2013
  20. chess computer board by Folkert van Heusden, CCC, April 27, 2016
  21. Embla based chess computer by Folkert van Heusden
  22. Image courtesy Folkert van Heusden, June 01, 2017
  23. DGT Pi - Chess Computer for DGT e-Boards - Digital Game Technology
  24. Raspberry Turk
  25. GitHub - joeymeyer/raspberryturk: The Raspberry Turk is a robot that can play chess
  26. A new computer chess GUI by Rohn Blake, CCC, March 02, 2021
  27. Raspberry Pi 2 Model B | Raspberry Pi
  28. Limor Fried (Adafruit Industries) from Wikipedia
  29. National Security Agency from Wikipedia
  30. PRISM (surveillance program) from Wikipedia

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