Take a Raspberry Pi 3 on the go, and if you have wifi, play our game.
We saw that there was a touchscreen in the hardware list and immediately sought out how to use it. We came up with running a game on the touchscreen powered by a Raspberry Pi 3.
On the hardware side, we connected a Raspberry Pi 3 to a touchscreen and installed the correct drivers to make the screen work. We are powering the Pi with a portable power bank. On the software side, we made the game in the game creator, Construct 2. Construct 2 exported the game in an HTML5 format which we uploaded to our Github,and we are running the game from there.
We tried to get a shroud/case for the hardware but we couldn’t find a model already made that would serve our purpose, and none of us have experience with making a 3d model of our own. We found one model that we thought was close to what we want, but it didn’t turn out so well. And so we have no proper shroud.
We are happy with getting the Raspberry Pi to actually run and play the game we want it to play. We had fun making something we had no experience doing and that was the whole plan of coming to Hackumass.
Before this project, none of the members of the team had used a Raspberry Pi before or had extensive use with a Linux type OS. We all learned how to do both things to an extent and got new ideas of what we can do with these things in the future. We also learned how to use Github to put the game we made actually on the web. Before, we just couldn’t figure out how to use Github properly.
The next thing we would like to do is to make a proper shroud for the touchscreen, Raspberry Pi and power bank to all fit in.
The hardware we used include a Raspberry Pi 3, an HDMI touchscreen and a powerbank. The software we used are Construct 2 and Github.