Sprocket has delivered a new lauchpad to ‘Chess kids’, an organistion dedicated to the popularisation ?of chess as an educational and recreational pursuit for children. Founded in 1997 by David Cordover, Chess Kids worked with 645 schools last year and is the largest chess organisation of any kind in Australia. Sprocket collaborated with David to brand and configure a Freestanding Kiosk for his in-school presentations. The system displays the ‘Chess kids’ own hosted software that is accessed via our PadLock secure browser.
This system tracks and displays the scores of multiple players in chess tournaments. Each time a game is concluded the player enters his result and this can be tracked in real time on the internet. Potentially several LaunchPads configured this way and be placed at a tournament, allowing participants to enter their results quickly at any kiosk. Sprocket went along to observe a tournament at a Victorian Primary school. What was striking was the speed which the school kids worked with the software and hardware. There was no hesitation to interact with LaunchPad; the kids enthusiastically embracing the this new method of chess play.
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