Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 & Tool Assisted Speed Runs
Early next week the annual Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) video game speed run charity event will be taking place and streaming live on twitch.tv. One really cool crossover between the speed running community and the maker community is with tool assisted speed runs (TAS), where a video game is played with inputs that were painstakingly programmed ahead of time to produce amazing game playing results.
Check out the video above for a great overview and demonstration of TAS at last year’s AGDQ. You can see a Raspberry Pi and controller input buffer board are used to play back inputs for NES and Nintendo 64 games.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.