Edition Nov 16th-17th, 2018
Vertical Innovation Hackathon
Nowadays, people tend to get carried away by smart devices completely, thus discrediting actual socialization with real people. Regarding the conflict of generations, the gap between elderly and youngsters gets even more wider. "Think" project is an innovative, fully computerized chess board, that we, as a team, have been developing for some time and aim to make it accessible for people of different skills and income levels. We believe that concept of smart cities starts from educating smart citizens, and chess is an intellectual game that can educate and connect different generations. Given a hackathon challenge offered by IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige and Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse, we gave the "Think" project a new dimension, through providing small outdoor spaces (units) charged by solar panels in cities of South Tyrol region and globally, where people can play chess together using our computerized chess boards. We presented our computer platform to show the interface and interaction of user with actual figures on the board using Open Sources, LoRaWAN and Beacons.