Some Pinball Pictures

Lots has happened in the last time, among other things, I got a new Job and moved to Berlin. Unfortunately I can not house my pinball project here, so it will stay at my fathers place and I’ll hope we will manage to continue it from time to time. There was some progress on the … Read more

SPI Debugging / Oscilloscopes rule!

So I had this problem with my SPI communication: When using a “long” cable (not longer than 2m), SPI communication (between raspberry pi and switches board), would drop bits. And I’m not talking a bit flip here or there, I’m talking about a bit getting lost in the sense that all following bits where received … Read more

Building a Pinball Machine from Scratch

First a quick update: Yes I’m (kinda) still using this site to blog, obviously, my beloved adventure game engine hasn’t gotten much of the love it deserves in the past time, though. The reason for this is twofold: First, I finally made my PhD (yes, you may call me doctor now) the other one is, … Read more

Pathfinding in 2D Polygons

A topic thats using up my (rare) private coding time lately is the topic of how to define where an actor is allowed to walk and how it will find its way there. I found this question quite fun to work on, as it poses an interesting mix of theoretical (geometry) and practical (coding) considerations. … Read more