Certabo™ boards

Supported boards

The electronic chess boards made by Certabo all use very similar technology. Consequently, you can use all of them with Chessconnect.

Supported connection methods

  • USB serial
  • Bluetooth LE

Things to consider

The technology used in Certabo (and TabuTronic Cerno) boards is quite unique. They use very small chips to stick under your pieces and that are not initially bound to a specific type of chess piece. This makes these boards really flexible when it comes to choosing a set of pieces. (We printed a set of Lewis Chessmen for our test board and that’s gorgeous.) On the other hand, before you start playing with a new set of pieces, you will have to teach Chessconnect the piece values of the new chips. The process is very simple and quick and you can read about it here.

Occasionally, it can happen that a field LED is lit randomly by Chessconnect for a couple of milliseconds. This is not a problem of your board but has to do with us still looking for the best balance between responsiveness and reliability of the readings.