Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Getting ready to take a "vacation"...

I'm getting ready to take a 2 week "vacation" from my day job to do a bunch of coding and prototyping, and especially to build a few more games. I've got a backlog of project ideas that I've sketched up, and it finally was a convenient time to take some time off.

Anyway, I'm going to be in a code-happy mood for the next couple weeks, and I'm going to shoot for an ambitious target: more than 2000 lines of Arduino code per week (I estimated that based on the size of BitDJ, which took a few weeks to write). I'm hoping that will translate to a number of games, some new uses for the backpacks, and a few pet projects - like recreating an HP12C financial calculator in reverse polish on the TouchShield, and maybe even the old arcade game, Tron.

In the meantime, if you had any code you were thinking of writing and might have needed help on, just send me an email sometime in the next couple of weeks, and I'll do my best to help. Thanks, and get ready for some code and projects :)


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Aaron, Vicki Tunell said...

Yeah! I need the commands to save a bitmap.
I also need to know how to detect more than simple touches on the screen. I want to draw a line using a stylus, and will need to be able to constantly poll the location of the stylus in order to do so. currently the Touchshield API only shows how to detect a single touch, which isn't enough for my project

PropellerHead said...

How about a multi-zone water alarm for the basement?

Maybe use the analog pins (gnd and each analog as pairs) going out to sets of plated contact pads that rest 1/8" apart on the floor in a few locations.

When the drastic change in resistance is sensed at any set of pads, sound a LOUD piezo buzzer and light the appropriate digital output LED for the zone water was detected in.

Kevin Schlosser

Unknown said...

What about an Arduio Magnetic Card Reader? Like this... http://www.kingsdesign.com/wordpress/?p=60