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Virtual Pet

Virtual Pet
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:10:36 AM »
I did some searching and didn't find much on creating a virtual pet. With the products TC(or another) has available what should I get to make a Tamagotchi like game.  Just need 3 buttons.  This a big project for me from the hardware side and programming side.  Any extra ideas would be nice, maybe some kinds of "rumble" vibration feature would be cool. BT connectivity to a possible 2nd unit.  I'd like to keep it as small as possible.

Re: Virtual Pet
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 04:33:46 PM »
You should consider using the TinyDuino (processor...get the LiPo battery version for onboard battery management) with the TinyScreen+ (96x64 pixel full-color display) as a minimum, which could be combined with the prototyping board for buttons/speaker/rumble/etc.  For future BT connectivity, the BTLE module could also be added to the stack.  Personally, I have found the TinyDuino/TinyScreen+ combo to be very easy to program.  Look for the excellent tutorials to get you started & good luck !!  Mark J Culross KD5RXT

Re: Virtual Pet
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 01:44:11 PM »
Just to clarify, getting started would just require TinyScreen+, no TinyDuino needed since TinyScreen+ has a built in processor/USB :)