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About Novag Model 1005 Touch (2001) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

ABOUT NOVAG TOUCH MODEL 1005 ELECTRONIC TRAVEL CHESS COMPUTER

 

Ron Nelson reported that he spent 9 months developing a new 4 Bit chess program which became the foundation for many future Excalibur models as well as its continued use by Excalibur's successor EB Electronics. The first 4 Bit Model 375 Excalibur LCD Chess was launched in the year 2000. This program can also be found inside many chess computer models sold by other companies such as Radio Shack.

This 4 Bit program seems to be per Nelson's comments an even further slimmed down version of the original Nelson H8 program, compressed into this much smaller hardware and trimmed with many of the features of the original stronger H8 program removed in order to squeeze a workable chess program into the lesser ram space available on the 4 Bit hardware. This included removal of many of the more sophisticated chess routines used in stronger chess programs such as Nelson's Attack Bit Map Tables, much smaller opening books, removal of any pondering routines and excess search routines.

Nelson commented he had a great interest in developing a capable program suitable for any beginning or hobby chess player and thereby finding larger outlets of distribution for the Excalibur chess products. Novag Touch Chess is a very playable and capable chess program ideal for most players was one of the many creations that followed as a result of this nine month period of new program development in 1999.

Novag Touch Chess must have been licensed to Novag by Excalibur Electronics and manufactured by Kidstech Electronics Limited in Hong Kong.

 

MAIN NOVAG TOUCH MODEL 1005 GAME CHARACTERISTICS

 

            • 73 strength levels.
            • Estimated rating 1800 USCF.
            • Large CD Chessboard.
            • Saves game in memory.
            • HINT for move assistance during game.
            • SETUP your own game positions.
            • RATING for rating you playing strength.
            • Built-in BOOK OPENING trainer.

 

Excerpts taken from the NOVAG TOUCH box.

 

Information on Novag Model 1005 Touch (2001) Electronic Travel Chess Computer
Novag Model 1005 Touch (2001) Electronic Travel Chess Computer

Technical Specification

Novag Touch (2001)

Novag Model 1005 Touch (2001) Protective Pouch
Novag Model 1005 Touch (2001) Touch Screen & Stylus
Novag Model 1005 Touch (2001) User Manual

Protective Pouch

Screen & Stylus

User Manual

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MANUFACTURER

PROGRAMMER

Novag Industries Ltd.

Ron Nelson

1800 USCF

2001

$79.00

Not Available

Year:

MFR ELO:

Original Price:

Wiki ELO:

Model #:

1005

My Serial #:

TC05386

Processor OEM

Samsung

Processor:

SAM47 S3C72F5

Speed:

Type:

4 Bit

1.5 MHz

ROM:

16 KB

RAM:

544 x 4 Bit

Battery Type:

3 x LR 44

Power Adapter:

Not Available

Display:

LCD Dot Matrix

Board Type:

LCD Chess Board

Overall Size:

Board Size:

1.7/8x1.7/8 in

3x5x1/2 in

Options Select:

Button Select

Play Levels:

73

Opening Book:

3000 Half Moves

Take Back:

Complete Game

Position Setup:

Available

Position Verify:

Available

Move Analysis:

Display Info:

Available

Available

Solve Mate:

Mate in 3

Save Game:

Available

Ponder:

Not Available

Search Depth:

6 Ply Max.

Provide Hint:

Available

Teach Mode:

Available

Change Sides:

Available

Active Level:

TM Level:

72

Infinite Level:

73

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CCNS

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USCF

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1485

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Class C Level Electronic Travel Chess Computer!

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