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NEW GUIDE: Go Fishing with Rotary Encoders in MakeCode Arcade @adafruit @johnedgarpark @msmakecode

Learn to use rotary encoders in MakeCode Arcade on your PyGamer or PyBadge with this new guide, John Park’s Go Fishing with Rotary Encoders! The new “crank” blocks in the Controller extension allow you to read the rotation speed and direction of endless encoders. In this example game, you’ll reel in the fish with your custom 3D printed spinning reel arm. (You can also use the stock knob.)

Plus, learn some nifty techniques, such as faux translucent water layers using dithered sprites!

 


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