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#Actualcapn_midnight

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

I actually bought *two* RPis. Haven't programmed anything on it yet, though, been too busy at work.

I've done a number of things with Arduinos already, including this completely audio-based computer game: http://blog.makezine...dio-video-game/ (hmm, I need to do a new video, because the current version of the game runs a little differently).

But I'm really excited about this http://www.ti.com/ww...is-launchpad-b. Got two of them in the mail a few days ago (I buy two of everything because I'm building an MCU library at Hive76). Not as many IO pins as the Arduino Mega, but much faster and much cheaper.

Really, these things are super simple to use. Wiring up buttons is really easy, LEDs are a little harder but once you know what you're doing it's a piece of cake. Motors are a little more difficult, but again, there is a pretty straightforward solution that is easy to do once you know it. If you've been learning game programming in C, then you will know everything you need about programming one of these things. I'm constantly laughing at me EE friends who think they've written some amazing piece of code or complaining about a "large" project at 3000 LOC.

#1capn_midnight

Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

I actually bought *two* RPis. I've done a number of things with Arduinos already, including this completely audio-based computer game: http://blog.makezine.com/2012/11/19/audio-video-game/ (hmm, I need to do a new video, because the current version of the game runs a little differently).

But I'm really excited about this http://www.ti.com/ww/en/launchpad/stellaris_head.html?DCMP=stellaris-launchpad&HQS=stellaris-launchpad-b. Got two of them in the mail a few days ago (I buy two of everything because I'm building an MCU library at Hive76). Not as many IO pins as the Arduino Mega, but much faster and much cheaper.

Really, these things are super simple to use. Wiring up buttons is really easy, LEDs are a little harder but once you know what you're doing it's a piece of cake. Motors are a little more difficult, but again, there is a pretty straightforward solution that is easy to do once you know it. If you've been learning game programming in C, then you will know everything you need about programming one of these things. I'm constantly laughing at me EE friends who think they've written some amazing piece of code or complaining about a "large" project at 3000 LOC.

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