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Projects of the Month: January 2016
Published by tifreak8x on February 2, 2016 at 9:40:55 PM CST | Discuss this article (5)

Hello Cemetechians! It's been quite the busy start to the new year, with a whole slew of new projects being posted about!

And with the start of this new year, we're going to start something new! Any completed project that happens in the month being posted about, will get put up for consideration towards the Project of the Year. Each project will be posted in a poll (which you see above) for you to choose which project is most deserving that month. The poll will be open for 7 days. After the December PotM news post is made, we will create a new poll between all the winners for you all to choose the ultimate project for that year!

And now, on to our list of projects that have been worked on this past month:
  • PHASM: Epharius spent some time last month giving this shell some upgrading, giving the user to edit any archived basic files. He lists a number of completed features, and some that are yet to be programmed in, so take a look at the topic to see what all there is to PHASM!
  • CMonster: Patrickdavidson has brought forth some bug fixes for CMonster, a breakout like game for the CE and CSE. This update provides a fix for allowing you to pause the game, and allows level 16 and beyond to actually load, which could be considered rather important.
  • TwoStep: Muessigb has released a level development kit and updated the game to fix some bugs this past month. Check out the topic for directions on how to create your own levels for this interesting looking puzzle game.
  • CE-Flow: jonbush has released some update screenshots for his TI-Flow CE version, along with a list of things to do and things that are currently implemented in his game.
  • Alien Breed 5: JamesV has been hard at work, getting Alien Breed to function on the CE. He has released a few videos and screenshots showing progress, and the latest is that of an amazing title screen.
  • Robot War 2: Where does one begin, with all the updates for this awesome project over the last month? Dianz tian has been quite busy adding things, and doing code rearranging for this project. Several screenshots have been posted, and a list of things done and to do were added.
  • TILP II: Lionel Debroux has pushed a new version up of TILP, throwing around some bug fixes and improved performance with the help of Benjamin Moody. Something you'll want to check out and possibly update to if you are an avid TILP user.
  • Eitrix: This is an old project, started by Compynerd back in 2011, and recently finished and posted for the world to see. The game is a new take on Tetris, giving 2 player ability through calcnet, and giving players power-ups. Check out the link in the topic to see the screenshots on ticalc and see what this is all about!
  • LDraw model viewer/renderer: Elfprince has switched some gears on this project, and has decided to take and redirect this to the CE calculators, as it has a more functional C language setup. After some trial and error, it seems he has managed to get things ported over and more or less bug free. Check out the thread for more information regarding this project.
  • CE 3D Renderer: Hactar has released a project he's been working on, which is a 3D renderer for the CE. Currently, it plots out the points on the screen but doesn't quite draw lines between them yet, and allows you to manipulate the points and move them around.
  • KnightOS: An update was released to KnightOS regarding communication and the adding of new syscalls. The thread contains a more in depth explanation of changes to the project.
  • Doors CE: KermMartian has been steadily making progress on his fantastic shell, Doors CE. Over the last month, he has gotten numerous functions implemented, like Home run, Celtic libraries, and bug fixing. Check out the thread here for the latest "to-do" list.
  • Graph3DC: Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know about Kerm's work in providing an integrated 3D grapher for the CSE. After 2 years of slowly grinding at the project, he has released it in its finished form, and man does it look good. Definitely an application you need for your CSE if you are in the relevant math classes, or just want to input random equations to make pretty graphs.
  • CEmu on Nspire: Adriweb has taken the code from CEmu, and made it usable on the Nspire CX. Although a bit sluggish, this is definitely a cool project that could add additional functionality to the Nspire CX series, for those that have difficulty using that calculator. Check out the topic for a video and other cool things that's been done with CEmu (like adding it to the apple watch, of all things).
  • ConvPNG: ConvPNG is a product of Mateo's, to allow programmers to convert images to code for the CE in either assembly or C headers.
  • ConvHex: ConvHex is another project by Mateo to go along with the programming tool chain he's been developing. This computer program converts hex files over to .8xp files that are usable on the CE line of calculators.
  • CEmu: Mateo has been hard at work, making various improvements to CEmu over the last month. There were a lot, regarding file transfers, key layouts, and so much more, so pop into the thread and check out all that's been done on this exciting project!
  • LibLoad: This project is a dynamic library system to help reduce duplication of routines being used by programmers. To be honest, it's kind of over my head, but you should bounce over to the thread and read up on what Mateo discusses, and check out the really cool flow chart. Flow charts make everything more awesome.
  • CE C SDK and Libraries: Mateo has released a packaged system to allow users to more easily write C programs for your CE line of graphing calculators. This seems to be quite the popular step in our calculator community, with all the excitement and hype that has been going on about programming C on the CE calcs. Check out the topic for the links to the packages and updates that have been done since the release!
  • Whack-a-mole: This is more a hardware project to show off what can be done with adding additional hardware to our graphing calculators, and a bit of clever code to create some cool things. This uses ArTICL, software developed by KermMartian, and an MSP432. Check out the thread for links to the development logs, and a video showing the finished product.
  • ZPX-128 universal Z80 computer kit: Muessigb, c4ooo, and adekto are currently in the process of setting up a kit to build z80 based computer kits, as the title implies. There's a lot of feature ideas and discussion going on in the thread, so if this sort of thing interests you, you should check out the topic and join in on the discussion!

That's it for this month! As per usual, we look forward to what you wonderful people create in the future!

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January 2016 January 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: December 2015 published January 1, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Cemetech Contest #15, Challenge 4 published January 5, 2016 by KermMartian
» Consumer Electronics Show 2016 - A Brief Review published January 12, 2016 by Alex
» Cemetech Contest #15, Challenge 5 published January 13, 2016 by KermMartian
» TI and NASA Announce "mISSion imaginaTIon" published January 15, 2016 by KermMartian
» Graph3DC 1.0 Open Beta 2 published January 18, 2016 by KermMartian
» Light-Based Whack-a-Mole Powered by TI-84+CSE and MSP432 published January 21, 2016 by KermMartian
» Graph3DC 1.0: 3D Grapher for TI-84 Plus C SE Released published January 26, 2016 by KermMartian
» Mateo Does it Again - C SDK, Libraries, and LibLoad published January 30, 2016 by pimathbrainiac

February 2016 February 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: January 2016 published February 2, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Cemetech Contest #15 Results and Winners published February 4, 2016 by KermMartian
» ArTICL SimpleI/O Demo: LEDs, Buttons, Switches, and a Motor published February 11, 2016 by KermMartian
» Cemetech User Promotions: New Moderators and more! published February 12, 2016 by Alex
» TI-Nspire OS 4.2, NASA "Fuel for the Fire" Activity published February 18, 2016 by KermMartian
» TI-Nspire CX OS 4.2, mISSion imaginaTIon, and More! published February 19, 2016 by pimathbrainiac
» Cemetech Returns to T^3 2016 in New Role published February 22, 2016 by KermMartian
» SourceCoder 3 RC 1: TI-84+CE C Programming, More published February 23, 2016 by KermMartian
» Presenting Learn @ Cemetech published February 25, 2016 by KermMartian
» Cemetech at T^3 International Conference 2016 published February 29, 2016 by KermMartian

March 2016 March 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: February 2016 published March 1, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Sneak Peek at Upcoming TI-BASIC Features published March 2, 2016 by elfprince13
» Cemetech Contest #16: Chatty Cyborgs published March 2, 2016 by jonbush
» Happy Pi Day 2016 published March 14, 2016 by KermMartian
» TI-BASIC Optimization Competition published March 16, 2016 by KermMartian
» Cemetech Minecraft 1.9 Intellectual Survival Easter Launch published March 27, 2016 by KermMartian
» Checkers, Game of Life Grace TI-84 Plus CE published March 28, 2016 by KermMartian

April 2016 April 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Doors CS 7 Source Code Released published April 1, 2016 by KermMartian
» GPU Technology Conference 2016 published April 5, 2016 by Alex
» TI-84 Plus CE Minesweeper Released published April 8, 2016 by KermMartian
» TI Teases New TI-84 Plus CE Colors: Gold, ??? published April 19, 2016 by KermMartian

May 2016 May 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» New TI-84 Plus CE Colors: White and Gold published May 10, 2016 by KermMartian
» Planned Cemetech Downtime: May 21st, 2016 published May 18, 2016 by Alex
» Projects of the Month: April 2016 published May 10, 2016 by tifreak8x
» May 22 Server Events: Scavenger Hunt, Border Expansion published May 22, 2016 by KermMartian

June 2016 June 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: May 2016 published June 7, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Cemetech Contest #17: On Rails published June 20, 2016 by jonbush
» ticalc.org Turns 20 published June 22, 2016 by tifreak8x
» White and Gold TI-84 Plus CE Calculators Now Available published June 24, 2016 by KermMartian

July 2016 July 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: June 2016 published July 11, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Coming Soon: The TI-Innovator System published July 16, 2016 by KermMartian
» Cemetech to Cover SIGGRAPH 2016 published July 24, 2016 by KermMartian
» Hands-On with the Gold TI-84 Plus CE (2016) published July 29, 2016 by KermMartian

August 2016 August 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» PT_ Releases ICE - An Interpreter/Compiler of CE-BASIC published August 6, 2016 by pimathbrainiac
» STEM and Exploring Mars: A Chat with Z. Nagin Cox of NASA published August 10, 2016 by KermMartian
» Projects of the Month: July 2016 published August 12, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Win TI-84 Plus CEs with Photos of Math for the Win published August 13, 2016 by KermMartian
» SIGGRAPH 2016 Highlights: Basketball with OptiTrack published August 16, 2016 by elfprince13
» Clouttery: Manage All Your Devices' Batteries Effortlessly published August 19, 2016 by KermMartian
» Back to School 2016: What Graphing Calculator Should I Buy? published August 26, 2016 by KermMartian
» OS 5.2 for the TI-84 Plus CE: New TI-BASIC Commands published August 31, 2016 by KermMartian

September 2016 September 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: August 2016 published September 4, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Hands-On with the TI-Innovator published September 20, 2016 by merthsoft
» Cemetech Going to World Maker Faire 2016 for 5th Year published September 26, 2016 by KermMartian

October 2016 October 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Cemetech at World Maker Faire 2016 Recap published October 8, 2016 by KermMartian
» Projects of the Month: September 2016 published October 17, 2016 by tifreak8x

November 2016 November 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» Projects of the Month: October 2016 published November 11, 2016 by tifreak8x
» Unboxing the TI-Innovator Hub and Breadboard Pack published November 25, 2016 by KermMartian

December 2016 December 2016 [Back to News Archives Index]

» ticalc.org PotY 2016 Voting Begins published December 6, 2016 by KermMartian
» Contest #18: Winter Wonderland published December 18, 2016 by jonbush
» PT_ Promoted to Global Moderator published December 23, 2016 by KermMartian
» Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and New Year from Cemetech published December 25, 2016 by KermMartian
» 2016 ticalc.org PotY Results Announced published December 30, 2016 by PT_

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