After purchasing a Roboduino Duemilanove from Mike at Earthshine Design, I wanted to dig straight in!
So I did, and with the help of a breadboard, a bundle of wires, and some loose parts, I quickly found out that my electronics knowledge was buried under a big pile of dust
All in all, even before I ordered it, I knew what I wanted to make.
Snake on a dotmatrix
And to my own surprise, I did!
The colors are really bad with the current lighting, together with my MacBook camera, but perhaps I can post a better video when daylight returns
The snake is red, the head is orange (so you know which way is front) and the goal is to catch the green apple.
Everyone probably knows the game, but just to be sure:
If you hit yourself, you lose. If you eat the apple, you get 1 bodypart longer, and a new apple appears randomly. When hitting a wall, you appear on the other side (some versions, hitting the wall kills you, found that boring
Any feedback is welcome!
Will try to post up my code as well, even though it's not that high-tech.
Oh and before I forget, the partslist:
- Roboduino Duemilanove
- 8x8 red/green led matrix
- 3x 74hc595 shift register
- 100nF capacitors on the vcc of the registers
- 2x uln2803 darlington array (current sinks for the cathodes)
- 8x pn2907 pnp transistors on the anodes
- bunch of resistors (220 and 470 Ohm)
- 2 small switches
- breadboard and jumperwires