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Projects of the Month: November 2014
Published by KermMartian on December 1, 2014 at 3:30:08 PM CST | Discuss this article (10)

Another month has ended, and December is upon us, which can only mean that the time has come for another Projects of the Month (POTM) article! As always, administrator tifreak8x has selected the most interesting and exciting projects created or updated on Cemetech in the past month for your enjoyment. Without further ado, here's what Cemetech's ingenious members have been working on this month:
  • M-Game CSE: A multi-author project, originally started by KermMartian for the monochrome calculators, is being pushed forward to the CSE by KermMartian, unknownloner, and geekboy. This game is based off a popular Flash game (beware, loss of productivity ahead if you dare try this online game). Currently, they have worked out the map size, and started experimenting with tilemapping, level formats, and a level editor. Check out the beautiful screenshots in the topic for the monochrome version and keep an eye out for updates to the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition version!
  • Portal CSE: Updates continue to Portal CSE, as MateoConLechuga has added some collision detection. New screenshot posted shows off some awesome work thus far, and we can't wait for a playable beta.
  • Dino Puzzle Lua: ldstudios has completed his Dino Puzzle game for the TI-Nspire. This game sports graphics the same as the CSE edition, and overall looks like one that will stay on your Nspire for a long time to come. We're excited about ldstudios' ongoing work to create cool Lua programs for the TI-Nspire.
  • Lime Rick: Lime Rick is another puzzle game by ldstudios, which is based off a Flash game of the same name. ldstudios started and completed this project within a week, which is pretty impressive. Check out this project if you want another puzzle game for your TI-Nspire!
  • Fight Angry Squares: This is an RPG for the fx-9750 and fx-9860 monochrome Casio calculator models where you go around and fight squares to develop skills to reclaim the letters spelling Planete Casio. It was created for a contest held by a community of the same name.
  • Super Smash Bros Open: Hayleia has returned to this project after a month's hiatus, and has wowed and amazed again, with moving platforms for his map. The screenshot shows off the upper platforms moving back and forth and the camera doing its impressive shifting around to keep both characters on the screen. Hayleia also earned quite a bit of publicity around this project from the internet at large, for which we congratulate him.
  • Alien Breed V Episode II: James V has returned and continues to wow and impress by adding little things in his port of this wonderful top-down shooter! Latest additions are fans that will try to suck you into them to kill you, and stompers that will have similarly terminal effects on your character's health.
  • Robot Wars 2: I don't think Dianzi Tian knows where to draw the line. It's been here, there, and waaaay over there. And he keeps blasting right through them by adding cool little features and functions to his game in progress. This sums up nicely all the cool things that has been added in this past month, including new weapons effects, deciphering puzzles, new items, and new types of attacks. Seriously, go check out this topic, if you haven't been keeping track. You have 2 pages of screenshot goodness that will blow your mind.
  • Sign Finder CSE: This TI-84+CSE game created by tifreak8x challenges you to correctly complete arithmetic expressions. Inspired by a mini-game from Brain Age 2, you must pick +, -, /, or * to complete an arithmetic expression as quickly as possible. We are excited about tifreak8x's efforts to combine the educational and the fun on the TI-84+CSE.
  • ArTICam: This is some hardware work by KermMartian, that ties a Gameboy camera to a TI-83 Plus, TI-84 Plus, or TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition via an Arduino! There are a few shots of the setup, and examples of what the pictures look like stored back to the calculators. Definitely go give this one a look up! Kerm has expressed his wishes for teachers to explore these types of calculator programming and electronics projects in the classroom.
  • Derive 5.1: msbmteam has updated his math project from version 4 to 5. This calculus tool uses the power rule to help you differentiate polynomial expressions. We look forward to the author's future work in expanding this to cover other types of equations.
  • TImpire Earth: 123outerme has made some progress with his RTS game for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, giving players the ability to choose various types of buildings to put onto the plots. The screenshot shows off the new features, so bounce over and check out the progress!
  • Tetris for TI-Nspire: aeTIos has posted up a Tetris game that he and Streetwalrus worked on, and aeTIos brought to a more playable form. He has posted up a beta of the game for you all to play, along with the source to GitHub. So if you are a TI-Nspire gamer, go check out their project!
  • TI-82 Python linker: Project by CVSoft, and inspired by ArTICL to link the TI-82 via a grey link. It's not 100% ready for general usage, but he's got a good start on it, so check it out if you need alternative ways to talk to your TI-82!
  • Solitaire: Klondike and Freecell: DrDnar has gone through and done some updating to his game, bringing some fixes to bugs and potential bugs. If you hadn't seen the update and this game is one that stays on your CSE, you should update to the latest version ASAP! ticalc.org has also featured this game for their Nomination November.
  • 2048 CSE: 2048 is the puzzle game that knows no end of ports, though this one has made it to assembly for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition, finally, thanks to UnknownLoner. Which means a super fast port of the game for our color loving eyes. The colors are true to the original version, and apparently goes above and beyond 8192, though the tiles don't display past that point. If you love this game from the browser, or from some of the other interpretations of it on various calculators, then I'm sure you'll enjoy this one just as much.
  • Sudoku 8x+: This is a very lovely looking edition of Sudoku for the TI-83+/TI-84+ graphing calculators. JWinslow is making great use of the screen and greyscale, and use of his own font. Give this project a look over if you have a love of Sudoku like we do.

We hope that you're hard at work on your Cemetech Contest #13: Games with Cats & Space contest entry, and we look forward to bringing you more exciting projects at the end of the year. Who knows; perhaps we'll decided to have a little Program of the Year (POTY) of our own...

2014 Articles
January 2014 January 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» ticalc.org 2013 POTY Winners Announced published January 5, 2014 by KermMartian
» SourceCoder 3 Nears Completion published January 20, 2014 by KermMartian
» "Building a Virtual City from the Real World" published January 30, 2014 by KermMartian

February 2014 February 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» GPS for Graphing Calculators published February 4, 2014 by KermMartian
» Balyta to Head TI Education published February 10, 2014 by KermMartian
» Flappy Bird Color: An Homage published February 13, 2014 by KermMartian
» jsTIfied TI Calculator Emulator Accelerates published February 23, 2014 by KermMartian

March 2014 March 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» TI Releases OS 4.2 for the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition published March 5, 2014 by KermMartian
» Flipping and Flapping; T^3 and Las Vegas published March 6, 2014 by KermMartian
» T^3 2014 Kicks off With Mujica, Balyta, November in Vegas published March 7, 2014 by KermMartian
» T^3 2014 Day 1: Lua, TI-BASIC, Programming Galore published March 7, 2014 by KermMartian
» T^3 2014 Day 2: The Science of Zombies published March 8, 2014 by KermMartian
» T^3 Days 2 & 3: Calculators, Ethics, Zombies, and More published March 9, 2014 by KermMartian
» T^3 Tidbits: The Real OS 4.2 Story, Activities and PD, More published March 13, 2014 by KermMartian
» Happy Pi Day 2014 published March 14, 2014 by KermMartian
» TI-84 Plus C SE Math Games: Decimal Defender and 2048 published March 19, 2014 by KermMartian
» An Informal Chat with Peter Balyta published March 30, 2014 by KermMartian

April 2014 April 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Introducing ticalc forums, powered by Cemetech published April 1, 2014 by allynfolksjr
» Welcoming the Extended Family! published April 1, 2014 by Alex

May 2014 May 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» A Brief Introduction to Better Netiquette published May 4, 2014 by Alex
» Touchscreen HP Prime Approved for SAT, AP, Others published May 8, 2014 by KermMartian
» A Silverlink Clone to Rescue Pre-USB Calculators published May 11, 2014 by KermMartian
» Forum Security Alert published May 14, 2014 by KermMartian

June 2014 June 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: April & May 2014 published June 1, 2014 by tifreak8x
» STEM: US Day of Making, STEM Behind Hollywood, Contest published June 20, 2014 by KermMartian
» PartyMode 2.0: The One-Room Instant Disco published June 22, 2014 by KermMartian
» Doors CSE 8.1 Release Candidate 1 published June 28, 2014 by KermMartian
» Projects of the Month: June 2014 published June 30, 2014 by tifreak8x

July 2014 July 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Cemetech Contest #12: Educational Shenanigans Starts Today published July 2, 2014 by KermMartian
» Doors CSE 8.1 Release Candidate 2 published July 3, 2014 by KermMartian
» Doors CSE 8.1 Released published July 9, 2014 by KermMartian
» HP Calculator Forum Section; HP Prime "DummyOS" published July 13, 2014 by tifreak8x

August 2014 August 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: July 2014 published August 1, 2014 by tifreak8x
» SourceCoder 3 Adds Casio Prizm g3p Picture Support published August 3, 2014 by KermMartian
» Cemetech To Return to World Maker Faire 2014 published August 12, 2014 by KermMartian
» A Brief Reverse-Engineering Tutorial with the g3p Format published August 13, 2014 by KermMartian
» Back-to-School 2014: What Graphing Calculator Should I Buy? published August 19, 2014 by KermMartian
» Tweet Your Calculators with the #TISelfieContest published August 21, 2014 by KermMartian
» Super Smash Bros. Open Promoted to Member Feature published August 25, 2014 by Hayleia

September 2014 September 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Cemetech Contest #12 Results and Winners published September 1, 2014 by KermMartian
» Projects of the Month: August 2014 published September 1, 2014 by tifreak8x
» Spirographing, More TI-84+CSE Educational Programming published September 7, 2014 by KermMartian
» Beyond Graphing: Teach Students Programming with Calculators published September 12, 2014 by KermMartian
» World Maker Faire 2014 Starts Today published September 20, 2014 by KermMartian
» Cemetech At World Maker Faire 2014 Recap published September 23, 2014 by KermMartian
» Projects of the Month: September 2014 published September 30, 2014 by tifreak8x

October 2014 October 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» WiFi globalCALCnet with the Spark Core published October 5, 2014 by KermMartian
» New HP Prime Revision C and Wireless Module published October 7, 2014 by tifreak8x
» STEM Behind Hollywood: Earth Impact! for TI-84 Plus C SE published October 10, 2014 by KermMartian
» STEM Behind Hollywood: Zombie Apocalypse Part 1 (TI-84+CSE) published October 27, 2014 by KermMartian
» ArTICL: Arduino TI Calculator Linking Library published October 30, 2014 by KermMartian

November 2014 November 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: October 2014 published November 1, 2014 by KermMartian
» Geekboy1011 Promoted; Cemetech Contest #13 Soon published November 11, 2014 by KermMartian
» Cemetech Contest #13: "Games with Cats & Space" published November 25, 2014 by elfprince13
» ArTICam: Game Boy Camera Photos with a Graphing Calculator published November 28, 2014 by KermMartian

December 2014 December 2014 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: November 2014 published December 1, 2014 by KermMartian
» Doors CSE 8.1.2 Brings Bugfixes, Compatibility published December 4, 2014 by KermMartian
» Community Crafted Calculators published December 20, 2014 by Alex
» Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays published December 25, 2014 by KermMartian
» Cemetech Contest #13 Results and Winners published December 28, 2014 by KermMartian