You may have played a game like Rock Band, Guitar Hero, or Dance Dance Revolution where a combination of buttons would appear, and to score points, you have to press the buttons shown (and not press the buttons that aren’t shown).
In this project, we will be creating our own version of that game. Instead of arrows, we’ll display which buttons should be pressed using 1’s or 0’s - so we’ll call this game Binary Hero!
In this project you will learn how to wire mini buttons on the Breadboard Puck to the Microcontroller, in order to customize the Command Center as a game controller. Once the circuit is complete, you then upload new code to the Microcontroller. The code changes the device from a USB controlled mouse to the gamepad of a computer’s keyboard. Wiring the circuit and uploading the code will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. When all steps are completed, have fun playing Raspberry Pi’s Edition of Minecraft on your Piper Computer Kit.
In the first installment of our #OutOfThisWorld projects, reach for the stars with your very own rocket! With a few household items and your Piper Computer Kit, build a spectacular spaceship fit for the bravest of astronauts.
In this project, we'll build a "Goldilocks Device". This device can measure the temperature, and tell us if somewhere is "just right"! Our Goldilocks Device will require two components: a temperature probe and an LED display gauge. We'll build these two components separately, so try not to mix up the parts!