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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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~15h ago

joreg: In case you missed: We're starting with free bi-weekly introductions to #vvvv next week in #berlin free-vvvv-intro-workshops-this-summer-in-berlin #creativecoding

~1d ago

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~8d ago

joreg: @beyon too bad. but from now on we have a fixed schedule: every 4th tuesday in the month! hope this helps to plan evvvveryones visits

~8d ago

beyon: joreg: ah, bad timing, I would be happy to attend but I doesn't look like it will work out

~9d ago

joreg: @beyon any chance you can add 2 days to stay? would be great to have you at the (not yet announced) #vvvv meetup on the 23rd!

~9d ago

~9d ago

beyon: I'll be in Berlin July 13-22 - anything interesting going on in that time frame?