SolusChess connected to an Android device
STEP BY STEP
For Android there's a great program, developed by Aart J.C. Bik, which allows the use of chess engines for both protocols UCI and WinBoard.
Besides supporting the connection of a USB keyboard, the device has to have installed a chess program that accepts the input of moves via keyboard.
The benefit of emulating a USB keyboard, is that the chessboard can be connected to any device which support the connection of a keyboard. Therefore not only serves to play connected to a PC, but also to a Smartphone, Tablet, etc. equiped with a USB "Host".
- Connect a USB keyboard to the Android device (Tablet, Smartphone, ...) and check it's working properly.
In some cases you can connect directly, and in others you will need to use a USB OTG adapter (USB On-The-Go). Check the operating instructions of the Android device to see what is your case.OTG micro-USB adapter, with cable.
- Then download and install the "Chess for Android" program, obtained in this web site:
- Next we can add chess engines that we like, following the instructions on these web sites:
- And finally we can plug our chessboard and start playing. The instruction manual is available here:
Aart's Chess for Android.
Starting from version 8.3.5, the Chess program created by Jeroen Carolus supports the input of moves via keyboard.
Jeroen's Chess for Android.