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Cemetech Projects of the Year 2017 Results
Published by Michael2_3B on May 15, 2018 at 3:53:48 PM CST | Discuss this article (6)

The poll for the Projects of the Year 2017 has finished, and it is time to finally share the results! Before we start, we would like to thank all of the users here on Cemetech for taking part in these projects and all of the polls. Even if you haven't worked on a project lately, we still would like to thank you all for being such supportive members in this community.

The competition was quite neck-to-neck this year, with a grand total of 34 votes coming in, for a poll including 13 different projects. Here are the results:

6th Place goes to 3 different projects:
  • First of all, there is the Kerbal Space Program USB Control Panel created by Botboy3000. With this homemade control panel, you can play KSP using all of the cool old-fashioned buttons. If you are interested in KSP or hardware projects like this, definitely check out this control panel!
  • There is also Fishy and Scogger, created by Iambian, which are versions of his previous games ported to the TI-84+ CE! Fishy CE is about eating other fish in a pond and becoming as big as you can, and Scogger CE is about hopping over lily pads strategically until you've hopped over each one. Definitely check these out!
  • Created by TheLastMillennial, Text to Morse Code is a fun project that flashes the CE's screen based on the dots and dashes you enter. It's a cool idea so go check it out!
5th Place was taken by a single project, Asteroids CE v1.8, created by LAX18. This is shoot em up style game where you must either shoot the asteroids or avoid them, and last as long as possible! There is both an ICE version and a TI-Basic version.

4th Place was shared by 2 projects:
  • Shades CE, created by Cemetech member Michael2_3B, is a zen style game with a goal of combining tiles in a Tetris/2048 fashion to get points, and avoiding stacking up too high. The author has released version 1.2 which improves the game even more!
  • OldNewTimer also won 4th place, with his creation of Sound on the TI-84 Plus CE! This was a very surprising and eye-catching project, which uses some snap circuits and a photo resistor attached to the calculator to create a variety of sounds.
3rd Place, which is by far the most competed for ranking, is given to 5 different projects:
  • Sorcery of Uvutu, by 123outerme, has been being worked on for years and has taken a considerable amount of effort. This RPG for the TI-84+ CSE really does deserve this ranking, and be sure to check out all the screenshots and other information in the thread!
  • KingInfinity also won 3rd place, with his port of the game 1010! from the iPhone to the CE! This arcade game is similar to Tetris, but with slightly different game mechanics. The calculator version has beautiful graphics and is loaded with awesome features! You don't want to miss this!
  • Aspirin CE, by Unicorn, is a fast-paced reaction game that is based on the original game, Aspirin. There are multiple difficulties and features to enjoy in this game!
  • From one of our newer Cemetech users, squishy won 3rd place with his Symbolic Derivative Solver for TI-84+ CE! We are very proud to see a new user get this ranking. As the title suggests, squishy's project is a very easy to use math program capable of quickly solving derivatives. Be sure to show them some support!
  • For the final 3rd place ranking, TheLastMillennial has created JPL: A game for Color and Monochrome calcs! In this game you must build your own craft, then fly it through checkpoints. Check out the game for more instructions and some fancy screenshots.
2nd Place, a very honorable rank, goes to CalcMeister's ICE On-Calc Sprite Editor! With the rise of the ICE programming language, especially after it won Project of the Year 2016, and gained popularity throughout the calculator community, a sprite editor was the obvious idea next step for CalcMeister to develop. As the title suggests, this program lets you create sprites for use with the ICE compiler, all without leaving your calculator! If you are an avid calculator programmer, or you simply enjoy creating sprite art, you definitely don't want to miss this project. Definitely check it out, as there are downloads and screenshots linked!

**drumroll please**
1st Place, our absolute winner for the Project of the Year 2017, taking up nearly 30% of all of the votes and shooting far above any of the other projects this year, goes to Rico!!! This member ported the popular classic arcade game, Donkey Kong! As you can see, this project looks like a perfect clone of the original game and we are overjoyed to see such a classic game look so shiny on the CE! Harnessing the power of C and the C toolchain and libraries, this project definitely deserves the ranking it got. The screenshots look incredible so don't wait another second to give it your best shot!

Congratulations to everyone who competed this year! The following prize recognition badges have been applied to all the first-, second- and third-place winners.

Projects of the Month: March 2018
Published by Nik on April 21, 2018 at 11:55:16 AM CST | Discuss this article (4)

The last article I've written was the summary of the Projects of the Month in March 2017, so it seems only fitting to pitch in with the one for March 2018. I would also like to use this occasion to say sorry for neglecting this work for a year's worth of projects and thank Michael2_3B, _iPhoenix_ and PT_ (so many underscores!) for taking it over meanwhile. There is now much more organization and structure to PotM summary writing, so we should be able to handle it much better as a team now!

So, let's have a look:

  • BasicNote CE: Michael2_3B's port of his own earlier monochrome version of BasicNote has seen some major progress, including scrolling and multipage support. It is amazing how a TI-Basic program can seriously compete with similar Assembly programs, and we can't wait to see further refinements and progress!
  • Calcumon Pi: Just in time to be featured as a March project, new Cemetechian Flyer_95 greeted us with his own shot at a Pokemon-style game for the monochrome calculators. Of course, as you would expect from a calculator game, the creatures are math-themed, which adds its own, very special flavour to this game.
  • Columns CE: Iambian decided to bring one of the arcade classics, Columns, to the TI-84 CE. The thread features a screenshot of really shiny graphics with fully functional gameplay. The game is almost ready for a release, and there is really not much more to say about it, except that you don't want to miss it.
  • 3D-Printable Model Rocket: 3D-Printing seems to be the next "big thing" in the industry, and, in full spirit of this, Botboy3000, who is known at Cemetech for his excellent hardware tinkering, started a new project to create a fully-printable model rocket. If you like flying things and lots of BOOM! as much as I do, this is one you should be watching really closely!
  • Pi84--: Going by the mantra "Build your own Linux-powered TI-84+ calculator!", this extremely interesting project by Muessigb attempts to not only indistinguishably recreate a TI-84+, but also to give anyone the possibility to reproduce it! If you somehow have an empty case for a TI-84+, or a dead calculator of this model, and want to revive it while on a budget, look no more, as you have found your project!
  • Self-Defined Object System: shkaboinka continued work on their language which aims to provide an entirely, never before seen way of programming. The project is large and complex, so updates on it are provided understandably slowly. Nevertheless, its rich history, dating back to 2015, helps make this a really interesting read, and we can't wait to see the eventual completion.
  • TheButton: _iPhoenix_ created a browser game which is all about pressing TheButton! Your goal is to be the last one to have pressed it, and if you remain in this position for long enough, you may reach the high score list! In addition to the fun of the game itself, the thread is an interesting read, as it provides insights in what security issues and similar problems are to be solved when making a browser game.
  • Boxman Arcade Cabinet!: Botboy3000 continued working on his arcade cabinet through March. He needs some help with art for the side panels, though, so if you are an artist, you should have a look and do something awesome! And even if not, the thread is an interesting read and has lots of nice eye-candy!
  • C SDK and Libraries for the TI84+CE/TI83PCE: This project is so well-known, that there is really not much to say anymore. MateoConLechuga released a new update, and it is just nice to see such a project being maintained for longer times. And the update is one you don't want to miss!
  • Gateway to Legend: One of the bigger RPGs for the TI-84+ CE has seen some progress! 123outerme implemented many things and provided an amazing demo video for all of you RPG lovers to see!
  • HD picture viewer [ICE] [TI-84 Plus CE]: This powerful tool lets you view images on your CE calculator in extra quality! TheLastMillennial resumed work after some difficulties and got the project back on track. We can't wait to see further progress!
  • [TI-83] Yet another Snake: New Cemetechian jw0k greeted us with his implementation of the classic arcade game for the TI-83! It is especially noteworthy because of its clean look and the fact that it is implemented in Assembly, which greatly contributes to its quality. The thread has a link to the GitHub repository, which contains the program and some nice screenshots!

Well, that's it for now. March was an interesting and busy month, and it is this amazing community whom you have to blame for that. Even if your project was not chosen to be featured here, you have contributed and made this place a more interesting place. Thanks! :-)

Projects of the Month: February 2018
Published by PT_ on May 9, 2018 at 3:37:52 PM CST | Discuss this article (1)

So, we're almost there! This second month has been quite an active month, so let's no longer wait and see what awesome programs were made.
  • BasicNote CE Progress Thread: Michael2_3B announced this month that he has been developing BasicNote CE, an iteration of the monochrome BasicNote, an advanced note-taking program, written in pure TI-BASIC. It has some cool features to show off, so definitely check out this thread!
  • Clouttery - the smart, cross-platform battery monitor: gbl08ma has made some progress on his program called Clouttery, an advanced monitor to keep an eye on your phone battery usage. He removed some obstacles, threw away some bad PHP code and used a proper library instead. Visit this topic to encourage the author to finish this!
  • Connect 4 ICE Development thread (TI-84+ CE): SM84CE has started working on a new program in ICE, the popular game Connect 4. The screenshots are looking pretty nice and smooth, so give him some encouragement to finish this awesome game!
  • Entirely 3D-printable Model Rocket: Botboy3000 has started designing and putting together a 3D-printed rocket. This looks really promising, so check out this thread for more information and some nice pictures of his rocket.
  • Gateway to Legend: 123outerme has added bosses to his RPG "Gateway to Legend", which are entirely programmable, so you can just let it dance, attack and much more! He also posted a video showing off the new bosses, so go check it out really fast!
  • HD picture viewer [ICE] [TI-84 Plus CE]: TI-BASIC does a poor job displaying high quality images on the graphscreen, so that's why TheLastMillennial gave this a try in ICE, resulting in some fancy pictures being shown, using the full screen. This program looks promising, so check out the thread to encourage TheLastMillennial to finish this!
  • Mys: _iPhoenix_ has created a Javascript cracking example, where you have to figure out commands to get some output. The challenges are incredibly hard, so if you have enough patience, go try it out yourself!
  • N.E.U.P.L.: Another Javascript project by _iPhoenix_, this time showing off his own stack-based language, N.E.U.P.L.. It uses the stack to modify, insert and pop ASCII characters. Try it out!
  • Pi84--, BUILD your OWN Linux-powered TI-84+ calculator!: Tired of your slow calculator with its limits? Well, you are in luck, because Muessigb is busy with modding his TI-84+ that runs on Linux. This project looks pretty cool, showing off hardware modifications and more. Check the thread for more information!
  • TI-Boy CE Progress Thread: calc84maniac has posted another dazzling video, showing Galaga on the Ti-84+CE. He's doing really great work working on TI-Boy CE, adding new features like display scaling, save states and turbo mode, so check this thread and show your support!
  • TriCards - A Triple Triad clone: Iambian has started another game, a recreation of Triple Cards, called TriCards. The screenshot looks pretty cool, so encourage the author to finish this project!
  • Turned Ti84 calculator into 3G mobile phone: BoomBrush has turned his TI-84+ calculator into a 3G mobile phone, using an Arduino, the ArTICL library and some more hardware. This projects looks really amazing, so if you ever want to call someone with your calculator, get your hands ready and try it out!
  • Wal-Rush! 2 - Tick Tusk: JWinslow23 has been working on a better version of Wal-Rush. This game features a flying walrus and you have to collect collectibles in order to live longer. Check it out!
  • [Web browser] Worldwide Combos: noelthebest has released another update to his website Worldwide Combos, a website where you can play Tetris against each other and compete in tournaments. The changelog looks promising, so try it out yourself. Can you beat noelnadal?

That's it! Visit the topics, encourage the authors to finish projects and vote for your best program of this month!

Projects of the Month: January 2018
Published by Michael2_3B on May 2, 2018 at 6:11:25 PM CST | Discuss this article (1)

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first PotM of 2018! This month we had several projects being worked on, and here they all are:

  • Block Party (0808) CSE: Cemetech member mr womp womp has been hard at work at his new Block Party game for the TI-84+ CSE! It is somewhat of an arcade-style game similar to tetris, but with some differences. Go download and play it for yourself!
  • Boxman Arcade Cabinet: Botboy3000 has been developing his own upright arcade cabinet, which will include an implementation of the Boxman game! He's not finished yet, but he has been making significant progress! Go check it out!
  • Cat and Mouse Game: As the title suggests, the goal of this game, by 21tmccauley, is to see how long you can survive while running away from the cats. It looks like he may still need some help with the code, so go take a look!
  • FlowCE [C for TI-84+CE]: jonbush has been working hard to finish his FlowCE game in C this month, and he has! FlowCE is a puzzle game about connecting all the dots on a board without overlapping. The author has shared plenty of progress and screenshots, and has even released the program!
  • Gateway to Legend: This month, 123outerme has come up with a lot of updates for his new game Gateway to Legend. It is an open source puzzle RPG for the PC, and it looks amazing so far! Go check out the progress he is making in the thread.
  • The Golden Empire: TI84pceBasicPro has encountered some problems along the way, but has finally released his Golden Empire game! It is a strategy game based on buying, selling, and investing. Check it out!
  • KryptonIDE: Cemetech member KryptonicDragon has been making progress on his better program editor for the TI 84+ CE! There are still some problems to fix, but it looks like there is a beta version available! Take a look!
  • Self-Defined Object System: Cemetech member shkaboinka's seemingly never-ending project, a new flexible programming system to work with, has gotten some updates. There are still issues, of course, but it appears that he is now able to recode the system itself. Take a look if you're interested.
  • Slender: Identity: ACagliano has been hard at work on his Slender port for the CE. As many of you probably know, Slender is a classic horror game, which ACagliano has set out to re-make, in a way. Check out the screenshots!
  • TI-84+CSE Mode7 test: The Mode7 test is a kind of 3d engine, based on Nintendo's own 3d engine. It is being created by tr1p1ea, and it is capable of reading data from a tilemap to create a world on your very own color calculator. It appears tr1p1ea has successfully tried making a Mario Kart game with it, so go check out the screenshots and progress in the thread!
  • TI-Planet's "Project Builder" with online CE C/C++: Adriweb has recently implemented a new and improved version of WebCEmu in his Project Builder! There is a lot of fun stuff going on with this project, so don't hesitate to take a look!
  • UniChat!: For Cemetech member _iPhoenix_, the month of January saw a lot of work and progress. With help from other members like LAX18, jcgter777, and SM84CE, Unichat is now better than ever. There are different chat boxes, unichat bots, and more!
  • [Web browser] Worldwide Combos: noelthebest has released version 0.7 of his web browser game. It is a 2-player game similar to Tetris Battle, where you must face an opponent and get the most points/combos. Check it out!

And that is all the projects for the first month of 2018! This month saw a lot of amazing progress, and a few completed projects. We look forward to what's in store for next month, and don't forget to vote for your favorite completed project this month!