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making of PACMATCH

Of course we used our favourite tool vvvv to implement the game, because it's so much fun programming with boxes. The sound is rendered by Ableton Live, which we triggered via midi-commands sent from vvvv to an other PC, Live was running on.

For inputing the signals from the jump-boards we sobeled up an IOWarrior40 by Code Mercenaries. The Spotlights for the jump-boards (3 for each board - yellow, red, green) were controlled by the parallel port. Via the Parallel Port we controlled 9 Relais the spotlights were connected to. Old school interfacing for old school games!

See some Screenshot of the PACMATCH-Patch, best example for nasty patching. And one of Live?.

Diagram of the parallel port pins.

A blurry image of our IOWarrior40 interface board.

This is a sketch of the architecture of the jump-board.

Building that big things wasn't too easy.

The base-board of one jump-board. We used foam for the cushioning.

Robert manufaturing the first jump-board. It's all hand-crafted!

Pascal is happy that our Relay-Board-Interface, controlled by the parallel port, works. We tested it with the green lamp you see in the image.

The holy keyboard Pascal used, to record the midi-files of our Frere Jacques - Version.

First tests and debugging, debugging, debugging, ...

Then the big day came and we set up the game for the show at medianight.

Some fellow students were enthusiastic about testing right after the presentation for the professors.

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~3d ago

joreg: Workshop on 22 02: Unlocking Shader Artistry: A Journey through ‘The Book of Shaders’ with FUSE. Signup here: https://thenodeinstitute.org/courses/ws23-vvvv-12-book-of-shaders/

~15d ago

joreg: Talk and Workshop on February 15 & 16 in Frankfurt: https://visualprogramming.net/blog/vvvv-at-node-code-frankfurt/

~16d ago

woei: @Joanie_AntiVJ: think so, looks doable

~17d ago

xd_nitro: Anyone remember who increased projector brightness by removing some components that product the color?

~17d ago

Joanie_AntiVJ: This looks super interesting (vectors over network) would anyone here know how to implement this in beta? https://github.com/madmappersoftware/Ponk

~24d ago

joreg: Workshop on 01 02: Data Sensing and Logging with Arduino Signup here: https://thenodeinstitute.org/courses/ws23-vvvv-09-data-sensing-and-logging-with-arduino-and-vvvv/

~29d ago

domj: I've added myself to vvvv specialists available for hire See at the bottom, lmk if you want to collab or in need of tutoring! ❤️

~1mth ago

joreg: Workshop on 25.01: Create Sequencers and Precise Clock Based Tools. Signup here: https://thenodeinstitute.org/courses/ws23-vvvv-08-create-sequencers-and-precise-clock-based-tools-in-vvvv-gamma/