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From the Adafruit Learning System: Arduino “Hunt the Wumpus” #ArduinoD14

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Dan Malec wrote up this great gaming tutorial for the Arduino on the Adafruit Learning System called Hunt the Wumpus:

You can relive the early days of computer gaming on your Arduino with Hunt the Wumpus. This game is a particularly good fit for the RGB LCD shield:

  • Different screens can have different backlight colors
  • The LCD is large enough for selecting caves to move to or shoot into
  • The Wumpus, bat, and pit can all have custom characters
  • The D-Pad is well suited to handling menu navigation

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RGB LCD Shield Kit w/ 16×2 Character Display – Only 2 pins used! POSITIVE DISPLAY; This new Adafruit shield makes it easy to use a 16×2 Character LCD. We really like the RGB LCDs we stock in the shop both the RGB negative and RGB positive. Unfortunately, these LCDs do require quite a few digital pins, 6 to control the LCD and then another 3 to control the RGB backlight for a total of 9 pins. That’s half of the pins available on a classic Arduino!

With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for people to get these LCD into their projects so we devised a shield that lets you control a 16×2 Character LCD, up to 3 backlight pins AND 5 keypad pins using only the two I2C pins on the Arduino! The best part is you don’t really lose those two pins either, since you can stick i2c-based sensors, RTCs, etc and have them share the I2C bus. This is a super slick way to add a display without all the wiring hassle. (read more)


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