Projects I’ve Been Working On

Hi guys! CrazySqueak here! Today I’d like to show you some of the projects I have been working on.

ProcBeats

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ProcBeats is a rhythm game made using Processing.

I hit a bit of a snag when I found out that the sound library only works in the 64-bit version though (I was coding on a Raspberry Pi.)  Sadly it means that for now I won’t be finishing this particular project then!

You control the gameplay alone using the 1,2,3, and 0 keys.

You can download the sketch with a test level here.

SkedMan

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SkedMan is a Raspberry Pi only schedule/homework manager for kids and teens.

This is my first program to come with an installer, instead of requiring you to manually run commands.

Install by running the command wget https://www.dropbox.com/s/ey3u1iu11ep3d6v/install.sh?dl=0; bash install.sh?dl=0 in the terminal, and let me know what you think.

SqueakTweets

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SqueakTweets (Internally known as JokeBot) is a Twitter program that tweets jokes every three hours with the hashtag #CrazySqueakJokes.

I did a little video about it as part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s Young Pioneers #makeyourideas competition, which you can watch here.

The tweets are posted on the twitter account @CSqueakTweets.

You can download the code to have a look here.

I hope you like my programs! Feedback is always welcome.

My visit to the Raspberry Pi’s 5th Birthday Party

Hi guys! CrazySqueak here with another blog post!

Today, I visited the Raspberry Pi’s 5th Birthday Party, and it was awesome! I got to see a bunch of cool projects and even got some new ideas!

Some of the cool projects I saw include:

  • Wizard Chess (From Harry Potter)
  • An giant operation game.
  • Super Mario Bros 3 running from inside a NES controller!
  • A giant “Raspberry Pi Birthday Cake” with Twitter-controlled lights.

After some time looking at projects, I listened to a talk about creating art with Processing by Matt Richardson. The talk was interesting and I got a cool idea from it. I also went to another talk which was about doing Raspberry Jams and that sort of stuff.

One of the best parts was the trivia quiz show. I didn’t do very well but it was still great fun. Afterwards we got to see what was inside the answer buttons’ box, which obviously included a Raspberry Pi!

Also, I chatted with various people such as Grace (HackerFemo’s Mum who does inclusive jams in London), and Philip Colligan (The CEO of the Raspberry Pi Foundation)!

Another great part was that I received a few free gifts from party bags:

  • A Drum HAT (Cool!)
  • A LED strip HAT (I can’t remember the name and nor can Google)
  • And 2 Blue Ducks (I love ducks!)

I’d also like to get a PaPiRus HAT at some point but we’ll have to order one of those online.

Overall, I think the Pi Birthday was amazing and was definitely awesome enough for such an important milestone. I can’t wait for the next one!

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