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A project log for PewPew Standalone

A Python-based micro game console, optimized for game development workshops.

deshipudeshipu 09/17/2018 at 19:151 Comment

I took a few PewPew prototypes to the Maker Faire Zürich, to show them off but also to have them tested by the actual target audience. I think they were a success, because we always had a couple of kids at our table playing them, even though the game selection wasn't that good (mostly snake, some tetris). But I got to see how people handle them, to test how long they last on battery power (around 14 hours on two AAA batteries) and, last but not least, they went through a crash course of actually being used by a lot of living humans. I'm happy to report that there were no injuries or defects on either side.

(Sorry for the silly face on the photo.)

In the worse news, I finally didn't have the time to write the code to control the robot. I naively thought until the last moment that I will have some free time during the event. Nope. It was eight hours of people talking to me non-stop. Which I guess is good, because it means they were interested. But no robots. Well, I had some of my robots walking around, but not controlled with PewPew. Maybe next time.

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titimoby wrote 09/18/2018 at 06:27 point

It looks like a nice event. Well done!

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