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General Discussion / Looking for gift for electrical engineer
« Last post by kaystar10@yahoo.com on December 01, 2021, 08:58:52 PM »
I discovered Tiny Circuits a few weeks ago want to purchase a product for my Dad, an electrical engineer who likes to take computers apart for fun (lol). I want to get him a project that will take him some time, and will be a bit challenging. Any recommendations?
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TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Re: Tiny TV Arcades
« Last post by RichArcade on November 30, 2021, 10:14:59 PM »
Here is an updated view of the tiny arcade. We got Tiny Tvs all over the place.

https://youtu.be/gYRTEsdHwhI

I was frustrated that Hallmark didn't release a new arcade ornament this year; so I took some old ones and redressed them to be Alien and Godzilla cabinets.


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General Discussion / Re: TinyCircuits + Alexa?
« Last post by lennevia on November 30, 2021, 01:55:29 PM »
Hiya,

It's definitely possible to use Arduino products with Alexa, but depending on what you want to do it could be very possible or possible with some extra work with hardware or software depending on what you want to do. Do you have some boards already? What are you looking to do/make? More details help!

For example, there are tons of projects to look through that might be close to what you want: https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/projects/tags/alexa

Many Alexa/Arduino projects use the Arduino IoT Cloud for most of the work, and unfortunately, that requires some specific Arduino boards for compatibility if you were looking to use that method.

Let me know!

Best,
Réna
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General Discussion / TinyCircuits + Alexa?
« Last post by polygoncollectibles on November 27, 2021, 07:17:18 PM »
I have probably a dumb question: It's possible use TinyCircuits with Alexa? I mean it's possible mod them to be used on that way?
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Tiny Arcade & Pocket Arcade / Re: Audio on Pocket Arcade
« Last post by bkumanchik on November 23, 2021, 07:36:00 PM »
Thanks, I'll check this out.

Brian
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Tiny Arcade & Pocket Arcade / Re: Audio on Pocket Arcade
« Last post by lennevia on November 23, 2021, 06:38:10 PM »
Brian,

So I know I've been a broken record with the FlappyBirdz example, but I found a different version than the one shared in the other forum thread that includes sound effects! Take a look at the toneDAC.ino file attached

I've never personally worked on a Tiny Arcade game or the sound effects, but I can try to point you in the right direction where I'm able!

There are also these games where the source code is available:
https://tinycircuits.com/blogs/games/tinystg?_pos=26&_sid=680a833bd&_ss=r
https://tinycircuits.com/blogs/games/super-otome?_pos=30&_sid=680a833bd&_ss=r
https://tinycircuits.com/blogs/games/169455239-tiny-invaders?_pos=31&_sid=680a833bd&_ss=r

Best,
Réna
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Thumby / Re: A couple questions about the emulator
« Last post by Jason on November 22, 2021, 11:07:05 AM »
I've been starting to work on a larger project, and have a couple questions about development with the emulator:
First, how does the performance compare to real hardware?
Second, is it possible to use multiple files in one project with it?
Part of it will eventually require reading from a binary file too large to embed in a script, so I'm especially interested in filesystem emulation (even if just read-only). Being able to split the code into two files would be nice too.
Thanks in advance, seems pretty nice to work with so far.

Performance: I made a simple example and measured the hardware to be 1.8x faster than the emulator, but it might not matter depending on the game. For example, our SaurRun game runs too fast on the emulator and hardware without a software frame limiter.

Multiple files: multiple files can't be used in the emulator, yet. A new version is being worked on where multiple files can be uploaded, but more UI needs completed. The new version would allow for read only access so far, but files in the emulator are still placed in root '/'; however, I am looking into a way to allow the emulator to read/write files and directories so we can have 1-to-1 filesystem emulation.
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Thumby / A couple questions about the emulator
« Last post by transistortester on November 21, 2021, 09:19:12 PM »
I've been starting to work on a larger project, and have a couple questions about development with the emulator:
First, how does the performance compare to real hardware?
Second, is it possible to use multiple files in one project with it?
Part of it will eventually require reading from a binary file too large to embed in a script, so I'm especially interested in filesystem emulation (even if just read-only). Being able to split the code into two files would be nice too.
Thanks in advance, seems pretty nice to work with so far.
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TinyTV & Tiny Video Player / Broken TinyScreen+
« Last post by G-Mom on November 19, 2021, 07:01:52 PM »
My TinyTv screen has stopped working. We had just assembled it in the plastic TV, but couldn't get display operational. So we disassembled it and plugged it in to micro-USB, and the screen woke up, at the Settings screen. We then left it plugged in (outside of the TV frame) to charge the battery. After a few hours, testing it showed the Countdown video working. We kept it plugged in, and when later tried to turn it on--nothing. No setting screen, no videos, nothing.

Have spent hours with the device plugged in to my computer while I tried to upload programs from the Arduino IDE. It recognizes the Com port, the Tiny Board, and I have audio confirmation from the Tiny TV speaker of power on and power off when I flick the switch, plus audio chime from my Windows laptop when I plug the microUSB cable in that it's connected to something live--when TinyTV switch is On, and that the connection ends, when I turn the TTV switch off.

I cannot force it in to bootloader mode. Tried it under battery power and under MicroUSB power, tried multiple On/Off cycles with the combo button press defined for this....and still no screen display. Maybe I am in bootloader mode on the device, but I have no way to confirm because the screen is blank.

As I said, uploading Sketches from the Arduino IDE appears to work, the process indicates Upload successful. But still no screen.

Anyone have a way to test the TinyScreen+ itself for integrity? I don't think any physical trauma happened to it while it was plugged in, it was in a sheltered spot while charging. Could a power surge from the charging cable have fried the screen?
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Tiny Arcade & Pocket Arcade / Audio on Pocket Arcade
« Last post by bkumanchik on November 19, 2021, 03:07:56 PM »
I'm looking for information/tutorial on how to setup and play simple sounds on the Pocket Arcade.

Brian
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