modular electronic game prototype by Tuomo Tammenpää and Daniel Blackburn

Monday, September 19, 2005

UK week 2, part3

Time for Dan's magic. The first attempt for the server-client PIC boogie was so advanced that it was bit rich code for our circuit. The cure: change the minimal electronica radio stream to 80's greatest hits. The new Tears for Fears-mood downgraded the code to something that even PIC could understand. Now we had server-client network up and running.

The dodgy PIC code upload was a still pain in the 65 82 83 69 in ascii terms. It failed 9 times out of 10 until the 80's music was accidentally paused: The machine went ping, working perfectly. More logical conclusion than the-programmer-disliking-the-eighties was that the mp3 player sucked too much processor power leaving the programmer too little. After this Dan made a working reed switch detection loop in minutes. My flu was gone and the tiles were N SYNC. That's a wrap. Check the educational video below.

repeat after me


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