This educational project covers the whole HW/SW gamut :
- it draws a lot from my Raspberry Pi educational boards,
- it's a scaled-down and updated version of #SPI Flasher
- it uses the #HTTaP protocol, implemented by the #micro HTTP server in C.
- it uses the #C GPIO library for Raspberry Pi for low-level access
"Simon Says" is a natural application because it's simple (much simpler than Tetris for example) but not trivial, and lets the students learn many inter-related subjects while having fun. This solves one issue I found : my workshop focused on either inputs or outputs, but not both.
The project covers:
- The hardware part : setup a Raspberry Pi, make it work and learn about the GPIO. Then move on to building a board with 5 buttons/LEDs, as well as a few other status LEDs and a buzzer.
That's a lot to discuss, and I hope I'll have enough time in May 2017. Hopefully the whole system will be operational and ready to teach in september.
As you can imagine, implementing the game engine itself is may account for only 2% of the total time spent on the project... The real fun comes from developing the other lower layers !
1. First prototype
Credits for the doodly logo go to @Blecky