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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

CCC Christmas Social

For the last two sessions of CCC in December we have decided to take it easy and play Minecraft, some learning and hacking of networks (to set up Minecraft LAN) has been going on too, but for the most part it is all about having a break before we start on the big project in the new year. Our upper atmosphere space probe.

Today, I brought in a simple prototype for some goggles that can control the direction of the mouse by moving the head. I built a simple game in Game Maker whereby you avoid bad guys chasing you and collect coins. The goggles cost £1.29, two infrared LEDs, 180 ohm resistor, 9v battery clip and 9v battery. Approx £5.00 in total. Really good fun.

The goggles worked great and I think this is something we will explore more later in the year with 3D environments, sadly for some reason it just wouldn't work with Minecraft though.

Next week will be even more relaxed as we will simply be having a gaming competition/xmas party, so lots of cake and games :)

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