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Products => Arduino Esplora => Topic started by: TheKitty on Jan 13, 2013, 07:11 pm

Title: Esplora Game Released
Post by: TheKitty on Jan 13, 2013, 07:11 pm
An Esplora makes a good controller.  With an Adafruit 1.8" display, it makes a great self-contained device.

R0D0T published a great game based on his Arduino platform at http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,119099.0.html (http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,119099.0.html) - see that post for his blog and Hackaday post which has full details.

This weekend, I took his great work and code and modified it slightly to work on the Esplora+Display combo.  I also add a 5 volt battery to make it truly handheld and portable.

You can see it in action and learn to make your own at http://21stdigitalhome.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-self-contained-arduino-esplora.html (http://21stdigitalhome.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-self-contained-arduino-esplora.html).

My huge thanks to R0D0T for his permission to use the code.  I'm really happy to help get some real games and other apps to such a platform.  Maybe perhaps we can nudge R0D0T to publish his more complex Snake game?

You can also get the code for the Esplora on Github at  https://github.com/TheKitty/EsploraApps (https://github.com/TheKitty/EsploraApps).  And get out there and code some great apps and share them on the forum.

On Make blog: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/14/arduino-esplora-video-game/#comment-834238
Adafruit blog: https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/01/14/first-self-contained-arduino-esplora-game/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvccjnxzhV4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dN49VkNVt5s
Title: Re: Esplora Game Released
Post by: TheKitty on Apr 19, 2013, 12:48 am
This build and game was posted to Make magazine http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/14/arduino-esplora-video-game/
Title: Re: Esplora Game Released
Post by: robtillaart on Aug 27, 2013, 06:54 pm
Got my tft display today, and gave the Esplora & Games a try: works quite well!
thx,

Title: Re: Esplora Game Released
Post by: TheKitty on Aug 28, 2013, 02:59 am

Got my tft display today, and gave the Esplora & Games a try: works quite well!
thx


Glad it works for you - enjoy your Esplora+display and if you make something with the combo, post your results here.
Title: Re: Esplora Game Released
Post by: robtillaart on Aug 28, 2013, 10:55 am
Of course,

What gave me trouble were the examples that (should have) worked with processing.
I have 2 versions of P. and both complained (1.5 something about rs232 and the other expected 32bit)

I have no concrete plans yet, some ideas that passed my mind include
- a 2D level,
- a "serial terminal" to monitor the output of some sketch,
- oscilloscope/
- weather station (outdoor/indoor)
- remote for my TV
-

The white & orange connectors, are they just digital in (white) /out (orange)?
Title: Re: Esplora Game Released
Post by: TheKitty on Aug 28, 2013, 11:31 pm
One set is in, the other out.  You can hook up Arduino Tinkerkit items or better roll your own - my blog shows how to use these.  I have used the white ones to connect an xbee :)