Rombus pinball – a LattePanda mini pinball machine

Matt Brailsford (aka Circuitbeard) has a nice write-up about building his mini pinball machine with a lattepanda core running dual monitors: I generally start my projects by thinking about the hardware that I’m going to want to use as I’ll need to know sizes when it comes to the design phase. My first thought was to […]

XORLib, an open source game library for PIC32s

Shaos shared his game library for PIC32s in the project log forum: XORLib is a simple multiplatform game library that is licensed under MIT-license and developed at least for two platforms: PIC32 with NTSC and PAL TV DOS with CGA/EGA/VGA PIC32 code based on “NTSC TV interface” examples from hackaday.io/project/2032-pic32-oscilloscope by Bruce Land (Cornell University) that […]

ASTROGUN R-Pi based asteroid game

Avishay has developed the ASTROGUN, a Raspberry Pi based asteroid shooting gun and video display system. He originally designed the project along with Maayan Dreamer for the Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire, held last June. The game is pretty simple – the player stands and has to shoot Asteroids that are coming towards him from any […]

PIC-based game development platforms

FUN BitPack is designed for developing games on Orbit16 PIC24 and PIC32 development boards. It has a Nokia 3310 display, a Joystick, two buttons, and a buzzer: FUN BitPack is suitable for making hand-held videogames such as our “ORbitSnake”, a Snake game version for ORbit16 (see Below). To enter the bootloader with FUN BitPack attached, […]

Shooting arcade game using CPLD

Here’s a video of Jeri Ellsworth’s latest project for element14, a shooting arcade game using the MachXO2 CPLD. The game is simple in principle: use an LED light gun to shoot the light sensors representing the bad guys when they appear at windows in the target house. The implementation is more challenging, with the heavy […]

Arduino-Processing-RFID sandwich game

Here’s a description by joshuajnoble of thefactoryfactory of his efforts in developing a simple “sandwich” game using Arduino, Processing and a Parallax RFID reader. Interesting for newcomers to the hobby as it illustrates the considerations which go into developing even a simple game using Arduino and Processing.