Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mini-Pacman on Miniature Arcade Console

I recently blogged about some of the stuff I am playing with on the .NET Micro Framework Gadgeteer platform. Kenny Spade from the TinyCLR community forums has kindly built a miniature arcade and put up a video of Mini-Pacman running on the arcade.

It is so cool to see your work move from a bunch of loose pieces lying around on a desk to something that looks so polished. Thanks Kenny!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Playing with .NET Micro Framework and Gadgeteer

I am sure most people have heard about the .NET Micro Framework and more recently Gadgeteer. While I have had a keen interest for sometime, I never got around to purchasing any of the hardware until about 3 weeks ago.

Here are a few things I have done in my endeavor to learn more about the framework and the embedded devices.

The first application I developed was a little Pac man clone, I made the source for this available on codeplex just follow this link

More recently, I have been writing a ray-casting engine in the style of Wolfenstein 3D. Eventually I hope to release this as well, with a simple interface that others can use to develop games of this style.

Here is the latest video of the ray-casting engine.

I will post updates as I make more progress.

I am doing this on the FEZ Spider from GHI Electronics