Staring at the Mona Lisa provides a few minutes of enjoyment and contemplation, but were the famous portrait on the wall of your living room, you’d soon find yourself wishing she did more than just sit there and smirk. Maybe that’s what inspired the Artful Dodger to build this portrait chess set that lets you play against the computer.
The chess board’s intelligent guts come courtesy of an old Fidelity Chessmaster 8 game, with additional LEDs and components added to detect where the human player has moved, and then indicate where the computer wants to move. It would be extra cool if all the pieces simply moved by themselves, but when it comes to art that makes you think, this is pretty hard to top. [Wall Chess via Damn Geeky]