Experiments with computing, electronics, and maker crafts.
It’s a lovely Saturday which means it’s time to build the 1802 Membership Card by Lee Hart! This complete kit computer fits in an Altoids tin and has lights, switches, and serial ports. sunrise-ev.com/1802.htm
Behold! Binary search of five-letter words in BASIC DATA statements without pre-processing the memory! gist.github.com/dansanderson/8…
Electronic Bulletin Boards by Carolyn E. Cooper, a book report by Dan Sanderson, age 12. Six handwritten pages, in cursive, with a cover page and five printed pages of figures from a Boise BBS. I got an A+.
What would it be like if the #nytspellingbee had an S in it?
@thegridkid is on record as saying an S-Bee would be “too easy,” a nice way of saying it’s difficult to balance difficulty, size, and funness. I wanted a sense of this design space, so I did some computer’ing.
Wow, #pico8 on the RG 351M handheld game console is fantastic! This one from Anbernic is metal, heavy, with solid controls. $139 USD is pricey but worth it.
We were discussing angles and coordinates in the #pico8 Discord and I whipped up this quick demo while we were chatting. It’s a neat demo, and super-neat how easy it was to put it together! The value of a tight feedback loop cannot be understated. gist.github.com/dansanderson/2…
DID YOU KNOW: 20 of the #pico8 typeable symbols are predefined fillp() patterns! Pass each one as the argument—without quotes—to get a fill pattern that looks a bit like the symbol.
I wrote up my Clockwork #DevTerm adventures as a review and #pico8 tutorial on the PICO-8 BBS. Enjoy! lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=44522
hey everyone I figured out what #pico8’s “export .lua.png” does! 🤓 #devterm
Hoo boy! #DevTerm @Hal_clockwork