theoscy
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Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:36 pm

Hello,

Im HUNGRY for python ideas! I have currently done (to name but a few) Battleships, Blackjack, Eliza, Hangman, Address book(with LOTS of file handling used) and lots of other smaller projects and would like to really up my programming. I would currently consider myself to be an intermediate programmer.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Oscar
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Re: Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:41 pm

Make your own spoof version of Flappy Bird in Scratch (Flappy Mag-Pi) :D - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/26167451

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Re: Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:10 am

Like redhawk says but using Python :)

Or any game that you are familair with and would like to make your own copy

When I was little, I made a version of Missile Command in BBC Basic.

Eventaully, I needed more speed and learnt how to incorporate 6502 machine code routines to do the explosions

I learnt a lot doing that so I highly recommend it as a learning/fun route

Flappy Birds is a bit too easy (one of my Year 5 classes knocked up one in 45 mins)

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Re: Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:42 am

You could do a variant of the Bejewled/Candy Crush genre. Simple gameplay and lots of scope for prettifying the UI.

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Re: Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:31 pm

As others have mentioned games, those from the 8 bit era provide a good source of ideas for things to produce. They are relatively simple and there's lots of variety - probably more so than current games as genres weren't so prevalent then.

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Re: Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:45 pm

Get some hardware control going. Jook up a radio module to turn you house lights on and off. Get a little robot to find it's way around. Get the Pi Camera to do something clever. Hook up to some web APIs.

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Re: Programming Ideas Needed!!!

Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:03 pm

Hi Oscar,
theoscy wrote:Im HUNGRY for python ideas!
I would currently consider myself to be an intermediate programmer.
I believe that a creativity is one of required skills to be a good programmer. But, on the other hand, when somebody else proposes you a goal, it could be more challenging.
So, my challenge to you is to hook a cam to RasPi, put it on the window facing to the outside and write a traffic counter application.


Best wishes, Ivan Zilic.
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