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Early Development
Born On:
19:25, 2 April 2015 (CDT)
Last Updated:
14:37, 28 March 2016 (CDT)


Code is here.

This project will be a 1D pong project using NeoPixels (WS2182B LEDs) in a strip. This forms the 1D playing field.

We plan to write this in a modular fashion so that other people can use our lean Python libraries to write other apps in 1D, utilizing the same I/O, high scores, etc.

The hardware will be a Raspberry Pi driving the NeoPixel strip probably through an arduino backpack, a one-line Beta Brite sign for displaying feedback about the status of the game and scores, and a TBD control scheme that may involve gamepads, joysticks, phones, laptops, etc.

One prerequisite may involve writing a NeoPixel driver backpack arduino sketch. I've toyed with the idea of adding more displays using neopixels; the backpack could store preset images/animations for quick recall... haven't written it yet though.