Bloxels - Build Your Own Video Game
Build your own video games with Bloxels! The innovative video game creation platform makes concepting and execution easy. Watch your game world come to life as you create and animate play spaces, characters and objects because you are the artist, game designer, storyteller, programmer, publisher AND player! The physical pieces in the Bloxels game set work with the free Bloxels Builder app to digitize your creations, put them on-screen and make them playable. Just download the FREE Bloxels Builder app to your smart device (not included) to get started. Then use the 13 x 13 Gameboard and colored blocks to design a room, create the art for game elements and bring your heroes and villains to life. When creating game rooms, each color in your design represents a different element, like terrain, water or a hazard. When working on art, the blocks represent the pixelated image. There are eight different colors and 320 blocks for lots of endless possibilities. Once you have finished adding blocks, snap a picture with the "in-app camera" to digitize your creation. Go from blocks to "bloxels" instantly! On-screen test your game, edit layouts and change the colors of your art assets. The process of building the game is easy to follow, with instructions and tutorials to help beginners. From creating the map of your game to animating your characters to adding power-ups to full-on playing, you make the decisions and produce the work. When your game is ready for the world to play, post it to the Bloxels Infinity Wall to share. Fellow 13-bit builders can play your game and buy your creations to use in their own games, earning you coins. Coins you earn can be used to buy content from other players to remix within your game in new and creative ways. How will your game evolve? How will it start? What story will you tell? Get ready to get in the game -- video game development -- with Bloxels. Includes Gameboard, 320 blocks, challenge poster and instruction manual; the Bloxels Builder app is downloadable for free.
Makey makey board
The Makey Makey is a board with an Atmega32u4 which behaves like a HID (Human Interface Device) device, such as a keyboard or mouse. The board has solderless head pins and pads to connect alligator clips to which allows you to connect almost anything up to create a circuit and trigger things on your computer. Your imagination is the limit!
On the top side of the board are 6 pads (4 arrow keys and space bar + left click) which you can connect alligator clips to, solder to, or any other form of connection. There are another 12 inputs on the back, 6 for keyboard keys, and 6 for mouse motion, which you can access with jumpers via the female headers. The best part about Makey Makey is that it is an Arduino compatible board, which means that if you want to change the keyboard triggers from certain keys, or experiment with different program options, you can easily reprogram it using the Arduino IDE!
The Makey Makey is designed to work out of the box and requires no programming or electronics knowledge to get started.
Ebot 8 Pro
EBot Pro is an Arduino based microcontroller board that can be programmed through EBot Blocky Visual programing IDE. A number of compatible sensors are also available.
Smart , Easy and Innovative
Ebot is the smartest way of prototyping. Graphical programming, fully compactable sensors and mutually snapable plastics make your inventions faster, innovative and simple. Take your board. Attach sensor and plastic bricks. Program it using graphical software. Your Robot is READY !!
No more soldering, no more complicated wiring, no more programming errors, and no more searching for suitable mechanical parts.
Open and Universal
Ebot is based on most popular open source platform Arduino and Google’s Blockly. Users can refer, modify and improve our firmware and hardware. All the sensors and nodes are based on universal three pin connector, including VCC,GND, and SIGNAL. This makes the system compactable with a wide verity of existing sensors.
Ebot blockly is graphical programming software used to program Ebots. This software is based on Google Blockly. User can drag and drop nodes to workspace, modify its parameters and can finish programing. Nodes includes input devices, output devices, code flow control elements like delay, logical statements like if and many more.
Smart phone App
Ebot Blockly is also available in smartphones with same user interface as desktop software. User can drag and drop blocks and press ‘Play’ button to run the code. There is no need of compilation or waiting to download code. EBot is smart enough to work without compilation.
Multimedia nodes are available here as well. This helps user to open and control audio, video and images in the phone in synchronous with Ebot.
DataLab is the graphical visualisation of real time sensor values. Both graph and gauge representations are available. Sensor data can be saved as an excel file as well. This even available in smartphone version.
Live control is a part of EBot desktop application, that helps user to control Servo motors, RGB LEDs, Buzzers, etc.. in real time . User can use UI controls in the software to change parameters like angle of servo, colour of RGB led and so on. These changes will be reflected in the hardware instantly.
There is an option to save different states (that includes different values for servos, buzzers and LEDs) and to loop through these saved states with user defined delays. This makes programming a Humanoid or Robotic Arm simple.
Wide range of Nodes
Ebot System comes with a wide range of sensors with its own 'blocks' in Ebot blockly. All the sensors including LCD and color sensors are developed with three pin connectors that can be directly plugged in to the Ebot motherboard.
These nodes are pretty enough to finish most ofyour projects. But you can really do more. Node maker wizard helps you to make your own nodes with your own libraries and code. Node maker is versatile and flexible enough to make almost all kind of available Arduino compactable sensors and more.