As I already had designed a full size press sensory chess board that could connect to any dedicated chess computer, I found that it could also connect in the same way to the Dream Cheeky USB Control Unit.
I therefore decided to produce a web site with a step by step guide on how to build this board and as time progressed, I've added a couple more board designs using different ways of relaying the board moves, http://usbchessboard.yolasite.com/
Unfortunately the Dream Cheeky board is no longer produced so Matt the software engineer has written a new piece of software for the Teensy USB Development Board that acts the same way as the Dream Cheeky. The nice thing about the Teensy is that once you have programed it with Matt's software your computer will always recognize the Teensy software automatically. You can therefore build a USB chess board as described on my website then go over to Matt's site to download his software for the Teensy
Matt has named his new software 'Sish Chess' and his site can be found here http://sishchess.blogspot.co.uk/?m=0
With Matt's original Dream Cheeky software there where a few issues with certain chess programs like Arena but the new Teensy software works ok with any chess program that accepts keyboard move input like Fritz, Chessmaster and Arena.
Have a look at our sites and build yourself a cheap full size board, I'm sure you will enjoy it.