Widgets, Gadgets, Toys, Design and Technology by Adam Bidwell...

  • 13/10/2007 - 14:58
    Tetris (or tetronimo tennis) is one of the most popular video games ever and another classic programming exercise. As a later project, I am planning to make small devices which run a version of tetris, to give away as presents. Tetris seemed like a good choice of game for such a toy, seeing as it has already been so successfully implemented on handheld devices like the Gameboy.
     
  • 03/12/2006 - 23:36
    Flocking is the term for the collective motion of a large number of self-propelled entities. This is a classic computer modelling problem and it is used extensively in computer animation and game development, to increase realism in mathematically generated movement. I started this project in December 2006, nearly 25 years since the problem was first modelled on a computer. The main objective of this project was to emulate this behaviour and develop simple algorithms that can be re-used in many other projects.