I've uploaded the second instalment of my rewrite of Matt's "Raspberry Pi - GPIO & Python", in this one we finally get to play with some electronics.
I've tried to explain everything for people who haven't done anything like this before. Leave any comments, suggestions or corrections here, and I'll do my best to address them.
A while back I bought the Raspberry Pi YouTube Workshop Kit from the nice people at ModMyPi. The main thing that put me off it is I HATE PYTHON but not to worry, Microsoft have given us Windows IoT Core. Unfortunately I found the documentation somewhat lacking, so I've written my own.
While I was on holiday the other week I started working on a new game that at the moment is called Monster Maze.
I'm writing it in MonoGame, and it'll use the same Game State framework I've been using with our other games.
It's coming along nicely, but I'm still trying to work out some of the details.
About once a week you should make sure your Pi is up to date and has the latest Patches. This can take a while to do if you've forgotten to do it in a while or it's been a while since you last powered on your Pi.
I've finally got round to putting my Open Source effort out for people to use from the comfort of the NuGet Feed.
You can get it direct from NuGet
Fork it from Bitbucket
Once you have finished your headless install you need a way to do stuff with your Raspberry Pi. Enter the SSH terminal.
Installing Raspian OS to a Raspberry Pi without the need of a keyboard & mouse or even a TV/Monitor is called a headless install or Silent install.
Well it's been almost three years since I touched base here, and right now I don't have any fixed plans with what I'm going to do this year.
So what have I been upto in the past three years well
- Wrote 5 games for 1GAM.
- Moved from Southampton to Leeds.
- Got fat(er).
- Bought a Raspberry Pi.
- Started teaching myself basic electronics.
- Researched how to build an Aquaponics growing system.
- Got more interested in growing, cooking & preserving food
- Quit smoking (sort of still vaping).
What am I planning to do in the next year? Like I said I don't have any fixed plans but at the moment I'd like to get back to writing tutorials and games maybe do something with the RPi. Who knows I might do nothing here and post again in another three years, but until I have something to show I'll try and be a bit more active on twitter and stuff so until then.
I know it's almost the end of January but I've been busy doin' stuff 🙂
I moved the site when I was sent the end of year renewal by my old host one.com three months before it due to be paid. I'd have been fine with it if they sent it 30 maybe even 60 days before but 90 days before it was due? and I was told to pay up within 7 days. They also wanted to charge me for a domain renewal that I didn't buy through them. So much for getting a better service because I paid for it. I've moved over to 000webhost.com and will use their free hosting for a few months. Lets see if they can keep me happy, tall order I know but things seem to be ok at the moment.
After we put Halloween Defense up for sale on IndieCity we started work on Christmas Defense. Same shtick with a new engine that would support 1280x720 windowed or fullscreen, better character animations, bigger maps, blah, blah, blah... Only thing was IndieCity didn't open for public sales until just before Christmas, and to date we've made one sale on HD. So we scrapped CD, in favour of working on the next version of the Tower Defense engine and not making a seasonally themed game with it. I've spent the past few weeks working on the editor which compiles the XNA content files & packages the game or runs it for debugging. I'm almost ready to start working on the more TD specific parts of the editor, I just have the component layout editor and the in game scripting engine to finish and then I can start posting screen shots of the game.
New Work Projects
Don't worry I haven't quit my job, I'm just coming to the end of a project and once I get the UAT out of the way I get to start work on a Proxy Server Project. I love new projects especially when I've done a deal with the Project Manager that I don't have to do any of the documentation 😀
The wife and I are looking at moving to a new bungalow just outside Southampton, which is a massive step up from the poky hole we live in at the moment.
All in all 2012 has got off to a great start with all new stuffs, and the promise of more new stuffs 🙂
I was approached a little while ago by Richard Cobbett regarding the game I helped out on back in 1998. He wanted to cover Bert in he column Saturday Crapshoot on PC Gamer.com, he assures me that it's not just about lynching crap games.
Well almost... The wife and I have been working together on a project for Halloween called "Halloween Defense".
Help save halloween from the pesky kids in this new tower defense game. From the grave yard of the mummy to the forest of the witch, the halloween monsters are here to help vanquish these horrible kids.
I did a podcast with some friends from the IndieCity IRC about Indie Games development where we review a few new Indie Games, and what’s happening generally in the Indie Games industry.
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