Projects of the Month: February 2020
Published by epsilon5 2 years, 7 months ago (2020-07-27T16:00:05+00:00) | Discuss this article
As usual, there were a lot of great projects in February 2020. Be sure to look at the forum threads for these projects, and give the authors support!
- Building a Digital Clock on a Breadboard: Commandblockguy continued his work on his digital clock project, this month working on getting the seven-segment display working, and some wiring. He has some good progress on the project, so be sure to check it out if you haven't already, and give him some support.
- Cesium: Cesium, the popular assembly shell for the CE, received a small update this month, fixing a bug with program naming. The shell has a lot of features for regular users and programmers alike, so be sure to check out this shell if you haven't already, and give the author some support.
- DZ8x: The eZ80 Disassembler: LogicalJoe continued work on his disassembler for assembled ez80 assembly, which would allow for the acquisition of ez80 code when it is provided in assembled form. The project hasn't received updates in a while, but already seems to be somewhat functional. Go look at it and give LogicalJoe some support.
- Fruit Ninja CE [C]: Michael2_3B resumed work on his longtime project for the CE, Fruit Ninja CE. This month, combos were added, as well as some work on pomegranates. The game looks fun and playable even in this stage of development, so be sure to check out the thread, test the release that is available on Github, and motivate Michael2_3B in the thread.
- Guess My Number (Pick A Number) CE: New member EverydayCode made a simple TI-Basic program, Pick A Number, in which you attempt to guess a random number provided by the calculator in a minimal amount of tries. The thread features a YouTube video documenting the creation of this program and an available Github download, so be sure to check it out and give EverydayCode some support.
- HailStorm CE: Epsilon5 continued work on his HailStorm CE project, a revolutionary space shooter for the TI-84 Plus CE calculator. This month, he released the initial version, as well as a 1.1.0 update that added the ability to save and quit, a new powerup, a new difficulty mode, bug fixes, and three new unlockable spaceships. If you've been looking for a new game to play on your calculator, you should check it out and give it a download, and give epsilon5 feedback in the thread.
- Latest News on TI-Trek: ACagliano and the TI-Trek team continued work on the project, updating the project website and improving the GUI of the game. If you haven't looked at the project yet, you should. Go give ACagliano some support.
- Mental Math for the TI 84+CE: Captain Calc continued work on Mental Math CE, a TI-Basic program in which you perform mental math operations provided by the calculator. The 1.2.5 release of this month fixes a bug with the program picvars. The thread received some recent updates as well, so be sure to give Captain Calc some feedback and motivation to continue work on the project.
- NESizm (Casio Prizm NES emulator): Tswilliamson continued work on his NES emulator for the Casio Prizm, NESizm. This month, he added full save support, support for 90% of all NES releases, and made the emulator faster. Be sure to download the latest release if you haven't already, and give tswilliamson some support on this project.
- on-calc z80 debugger (83+/84+): Fghsgh started work on a new project, a debugger from the TI-83+ and TI-84+ calculators. It looks like this project will make development on these calculators much easier, so be sure to look at the project if you haven't already and give fghsgh some motivation to finish it.
- Quiver CE: Jcsq6 started work on a new project for the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-83 Premium CE calculators, Quiver CE. The game was proposed to be a game in which you run around and shoot arrows at your enemy, and already has maps and player movement mostly done. Be sure to check out the project, and give Jcsq6 some support.
- Sakura Con 2020 (feat. Pieman7373 as DOOM MARINE): Pieman7373 started work on a 3D printed suit for a Sakura Con 2020. He already has some good progress on this project, so be sure to check out the thread and give him some support.
- Sudoku CE: Jeffitus continued work on his Sudoku CE project, a sudoku game for the CE calculators. This month, he added win detection. Be sure to check out the project if you haven't already, and take a look at the development documented in the thread.
- Tanks! CE: Commandblockguy restarted work on Tanks! CE, a clone of the Tanks! game from Wii Play. This month, he fixed some of his old code, as well as thinking about adding support for USB input devices.
- TI-84+CE Mode7 test (previously CSE): Tr1p1ea continued work on this project in February, a MarioKart clone using a Mode7 engine. This month, new characters were added, as well as a map creator that could be used to create maps for the game on a computer. Check out the project and give tr1p1ea some support, as the program is already impressive and seems to be shaping up into a respectable MarioKart game.
- Z80 Float: Xeda112358 continued work on the Z80 float project, this month adding 24-bit floats, which promise to be good for both speed and size on z80 calculators. Be sure to check out the Github page, and download these routines if you want better float support on the z80 calculators.
Congratulations to all of the authors who made progress on projects in February 2020, and stay tuned for March.