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Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:43 pm
by Benj
Hello All,

I am currently working in my spare time on a pixel coffee table. The hardware is now complete and I will be posting a blog about the build shortly. In the mean time here is a version of Tetris you can play inside the Flowcode 6 simulator.

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Simply extract the archive to your computer, open the Flowcode project file and click the play button. Ensure the system panel is open to see the simulation. ...

Controls can be either using the arrow cursor keys, left = left, right = right, up = spin, down = move down. Just click any of the blank space by the flowchart to allow keypresses to work. Or you can simulate the table's IR sensors by clicking on the pixels on the panel. The touchable control areas are shown by the coloured rectangles shown before the game starts.

A couple of bugs I am aware of with the sim,

1) Music track only plays once but also doesn't end when you stop the simulation. Sorry about this I did try multiple other methods and couldn't get it to work, must be doing something wrong.
2) Redraw can occasionally be a bit slow
3) Speed up seems to transition from slow to fast all at once and makes game quite short

The Pong macros are a work in progress...

Re: Tetris

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:00 am
by Benj
Vid of game in action.

Re: Tetris

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:16 pm
by medelec35
Hi Ben,
I had had a go with Flowcode simulator.
Its impressive and I must admit I did enjoy it.

Want a another go just typing about it. :lol:


Re: Tetris

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:12 pm
by Benj
Cheers Martin,

Its surprising just how playable it is. Not sure which is better in the sim or using the actual table.

Re: Tetris

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:11 am
by Steve001
like martin i enjoyed that :D looking forward to see the table when it's finished


Re: Tetris

Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:08 am
by Benj
Cheers Steve,

looking forward to see the table when it's finished

Here is a quick video I took a few weeks back when I was testing the IR response.

Full build guide is coming soon...

Re: Tetris

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:11 pm
by Benj
Tetris in action using the hardware, menu system and more games coming shortly.


Re: Tetris

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:08 pm
by Benj
Blog part 1 has now been released - ... le-part-1/

Two more parts should be coming soon...

Re: Tetris

Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:42 pm
by medelec35
Hi Ben,
I thought that table is great!
Would love to give it a go.
Good job.

Re: Tetris

Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:04 pm
by Benj
Here is a new blog and an updated version of the software. This time including a graphical menu, Pong and a Game Of Life Cellular Automation. ... le-part-2/

Enjoy :D

Re: Tetris

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:45 pm
by Benj
Finally managed to get the project written up on Instructables. Click the link below for the complete project. ... ing-Table/

Here is the latest Master firmware now containing multi-player Pong and TicTacToe.

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