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Subject:ledtro
Time:01:22 pm
Last weekend bneely put on the San Francisco Mini Demoparty!

So, polpo and I wrote some graphics stuff to do some demoeffects on an EMSL Peggy 2.0 that I had put together earlier in the week. We stayed up all night on Saturday writing code for it. aaajjjccc wrote some music and we worked together to make a modplayer that would run on these chips, but we had some hardware problems and ran out of time, so there was no sound.


Here's what it looks like:



We won first place (there weren't a lot of other real strong entries), which means I am now the proud owner of a Thingamagoop (which was the prize). I love him a lot! His name is Destructo!
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vossanova
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Time:2008-06-16 09:46 pm (UTC)
awesome! how do you get sound out of it, though?

i'm looking forward to more scene releases on this platform. :)
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cuthalion
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Time:2008-06-16 09:53 pm (UTC)
We were using another chip, and plug its I/O pins into a resistor ladder. We had that working mostly (lousy quality, though), but the spare chip fried so we had to make do with just one chip. Also we ran out of time.
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polpo
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Time:2008-06-16 11:03 pm (UTC)
There are several free i/o pins on the Peggy's microcontroller, and we could have used those to get sound directly off of the Peggy if we had gotten a real DAC with serial input instead of making a resistor ladder. But that would have required more planning, and making sure that we had enough spare cycles for the mixing.
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polpo
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Time:2008-06-16 10:56 pm (UTC)
Working on our demo

It was a rather messy demo-making session.
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polpo
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Time:2008-06-17 05:23 am (UTC)
More pictures of the demoparty here!
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bneely
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Time:2008-06-17 01:24 am (UTC)
thanks for doing a creative, awesome-looking entry! hopefully you all feel inspired to continue using and enhancing these skills.
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bneely
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Time:2008-06-17 05:07 am (UTC)
> call our bbs

brilliant!
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