Monday, January 16, 2017

Raspberry Pi 3 Compute Module 3 launched

Two versions of Compute Module 3 launched. The first is the ‘standard’ CM3 which has a BCM2837 processor at up to 1.2GHz with 1GByte RAM, the same as Pi3, and 4Gbytes of on-module eMMC flash. The second version, ‘Compute Module 3 Lite’ (CM3L),which still has the same BCM2837 and 1Gbyte of RAM, but brings the SD card interface to the Module pins so a user can wire this up to an eMMC or SD card of their choice.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How to Make Your Own NES Mini, Using a Raspberry Pi

Building your very own NES Mini using a Raspberry Pi is incredibly simple, and anyone can do it. This post from element14 show how to Make a NESberry Pi Mini by yourself.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development

Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development

Gain the basics of Python and use PyGame to create fast-paced video games with great graphics and sounds. You'll also learn about object oriented programming (OOP) as well as design patterns like model-view-controller (MVC) and finite state machines (FSMs).

Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi Game Development teaches you how to use Python and PyGame on your computer. Whether you use Windows, macOS, Linux, or a Raspberry Pi you can unleash the power of Python and PyGame to create great looking games. Included in the text are complete code listings and explanations for "Bricks," "Snake" and "Invaders"-- three fully-working games. These allow you to get started making your own great games. Modify them or build your own exciting titles.

What You'll Learn
  • Gain the basics of Python and employ it for game development
  • Design your game
  • Build games using game projects as templates like Bricks, Snake, and Invaders
  • Work with user defined functions, inheritance, composition, and aggregation
  • Add sound to your games
  • Implement finite state machines

Who This Book Is For
Experienced coders or game developers new to Python, PyGame and Raspberry Pi. This book is also for makers interested in getting into game development.