Project Arcade

Build Your Own Arcade Machine
Author: John St. Clair
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9781118038833
Category: Games
Page: 552
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The bestseller returns—completely updated to include the newest hardware, software, and techniques for building your own arcade Interest in classical arcade games remains on the rise, and with a little money, older computer hardware, and a little effort, you can relive your arcade experiences by building your own arcade machine. The hands-on guide begins with a description of the various types of projects that you can undertake. It then progresses to a review of the audio and video options that are available and looks at the selection of game software and cabinet artwork. Ultimately, you’ll learn essential troubleshooting tips and discover how to build arcade controllers and machines that you can enjoy at home with your PC. Serves as a soup-to-nuts guide for building your own arcade machine, from the sheets of wood to the finished product Addresses the variety of arcade controls, including joysticks, buttons, spinners, trackballs, flight yokes, and guns Explains how to interface arcade controls to a computer Shares troubleshooting tips as well as online resources for help and inspiration Project Arcade, Second Edition helps you recapture the enjoyment of your youth that was spent playing arcade games by walking you through the exciting endeavor of building your own full arcade machine.

Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend

With Unity
Author: Jodessiah Sumpter
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484214943
Category: Computers
Page: 159
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Create and complete your first 2D arcade game in Unity. In this book you will learn to create an arcade classic brick breaker game from beginning to end. You will plan the game flow, add the graphics and create the game logic using the C# language, then build the UX to complete your game. By the time you have finished Make a 2D Arcade Game in a Weekend with Unity, you will have enough knowledge to tweak the game to create more levels or your own variant game rules, and you will have the confidence to go on and create your own 2D arcade games. You will also learn how to publish the game into mobile app stores. Unity is a powerful cross platform software tool that allows users to create 2D and 3D apps and games. Learning how to create an arcade classic game is a great way to learn the foundations of game design. While you do need to have a basic understanding of Unity to complete this project, advanced game building or advanced Unity experience is not required. Takes you through building a classic Atari style brick breaker game Provides you the basic knowledge for building games Teaches you how to script and design UI elements of the game

The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games


Author: Bill Kurtz
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764319259
Category: Games
Page: 238
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Arcade video games have become one of the hottest collectibles around and this book features over 600 photos of the machines that filled arcades during the 1970s and '80s. Includes information about the manufacturers who produced these classic games, a section about video game collectibles, and information on how to start your own collection. Beginning collectors and long-time game enthusiasts alike are sure to enjoy this nostalgic and informative look at the world of arcade video games.

Android Arcade Game App

A Real World Project - Case Study Approach
Author: Jerome DiMarzio
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430245468
Category: Computers
Page: 104
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Apress, the leading Android books publisher, continues to provide you with very hands-on, practical books for teaching and showing app developers how to build and design apps, including game apps, that can be built and deployed in the various Android app stores out there. Android Arcade Game App: A Real World Project - Case Study Approach is no different in that it walks you through creating an arcade style Prison Break game app—top to bottom—for an Android smartphone or tablet. This book teaches you the unique characteristics and challenges of creating an Arcade style game And it provides you with the full source code for this sample game app. After working through this book, you can re-use its Prison Break app as your very own personal template, then customize for your specific variables, design and build your own Android game app - top to bottom. Then, deploy in one or more of the available Android app stores. Have fun and get coding.

The Arcades Project


Author: Walter Benjamin,Rolf Tiedemann
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674043268
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1073
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Critiquing the arcades of nineteenth-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that served as early malls--the author, who wrote the work in the 1920s and 1930s, covers thirty-six still-trenchant topics, including fashion, boredom, photography, advertising, and prostitution, among others.

Retro Gaming Hacks

Tips & Tools for Playing the Classics
Author: Chris Kohler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449303900
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 504
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Maybe it was the recent Atari 2600 milestone anniversary that fueled nostalgia for the golden days of computer and console gaming. Every Game Boy must ponder his roots from time to time. But whatever is driving the current retro gaming craze, one thing is certain: classic games are back for a big second act, and they're being played in both old and new ways. Whether you've just been attacked by Space Invaders for the first time or you've been a Pong junkie since puberty, Chris Kohler's Retro Gaming Hacks is the indispensable new guide to playing and hacking classic games. Kohler has complied tons of how-to information on retro gaming that used to take days or weeks of web surfing to track down and sort through, and he presents it in the popular and highly readable Hacks style. Retro Gaming Hacks serves up 85 hard-nosed hacks for reviving the classic games. Want to game on an original system? Kohler shows you how to hack ancient hardware, and includes a primer for home-brewing classic software. Rather adapt today's equipment to run retro games? Kohler provides emulation techniques, complete with instructions for hacking a classic joystick that's compatible with a contemporary computer. This book also teaches readers to revive old machines for the original gaming experience: hook up an Apple II or a Commodore 64, for example, and play it like you played before. A video game journalist and author of Power Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life, Kohler has taught the history of video games at Tufts University. In Retro Gaming Hacks, he locates the convergence of classic games and contemporary software, revealing not only how to retrofit classic games for today's systems, but how to find the golden oldies hidden in contemporary programs as well. Whether you're looking to recreate the magic of a Robotron marathon or simply crave a little handheld Donkey Kong, Retro Gaming Hacks shows you how to set the way-back dial.

Gaming Hacks


Author: Simon Carless
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9780596007140
Category: Computers
Page: 436
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Aimed at avid and/or highly skilled video gamers, 'Gaming Hacks' offers a guide to pushing the limits of video game software and hardware using the creative exploits of the gaming gurus.

Build a Universal coil winding machine


Author: David J. Gingery
Publisher: David J. Gingery Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1878087517
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 24
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If your hobby is amateur radio or electronics you will often need coils in a variety of size, type, specification, etc.. Coils are no longer as easy to find as they were 20 years ago so you will have to wind your own. With the help of this simple yet detailed manual you’ll quickly build a machine that can wind universal and honey comb coils, single layer and multi layer solenoids, close wound and space-wound coils, and pi-spaced coils such as those used for r-f chokes and transformers. And the mechanical counter gives you total control of accuracy.

Arduino Project Handbook

25 Practical Projects to Get You Started
Author: Mark Geddes
Publisher: No Starch Press
ISBN: 1593277776
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
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Arduino Project Handbook is a beginner-friendly collection of electronics projects using the low-cost Arduino board. With just a handful of components, an Arduino, and a computer, you’ll learn to build and program everything from light shows to arcade games to an ultrasonic security system. First you’ll get set up with an introduction to the Arduino and valuable advice on tools and components. Then you can work through the book in order or just jump to projects that catch your eye. Each project includes simple instructions, colorful photos and circuit diagrams, and all necessary code. Arduino Project Handbook is a fast and fun way to get started with micro­controllers that’s perfect for beginners, hobbyists, parents, and educators. Uses the Arduino Uno board.

Designing Arcade Computer Game Graphics


Author: Ari Feldman
Publisher: Wordware
ISBN: 9781556227554
Category: Computers
Page: 514
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This work focuses on how to create high-quality 2D graphic images and animations for arcade-based games, educational programs and multimedia applications. It also aims to provide insight into basic computer game design from the perspective of a graphic artist.

The Dialectics of Seeing

Walter Benjamin and the Arcades Project
Author: Susan Buck-Morss
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262521642
Category: Philosophy
Page: 493
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An English reconstruction and analysis of Benjamin's Passagen-Werk.

Digital Restoration Secrets

Restore Antiques, Arcade Games,& Pinball
Author: Michael Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984158447
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 72
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Learn how to scan, touch-up, and print your own restoration artwork. Do you have an arcade game with a bad marquee, a pinball game with a damaged back glass, a slot machine with a faded instruction sticker, an otherwise beautiful mechanical gun game with a torn background? You need a new piece but no one makes it so what do you do? That s simple, you digitally restore it and make a perfect new copy. Whether you only want to fi x your one game at home or go into business making restoration artwork, you are in luck. All of the experience of Classic Arcade Grafix Inc. has been compiled into this book. It explains how we started, how we produced artwork and how you can do it at home. We include every detail you need to scan and digitally restore artwork as well as how to print it out at home, or using a local sign shop and even how to print using your own industrial printing equipment. Everything is explained and the book is filled with sample images that make it so easy anyone can do it. These methods can be applied to the restoration of almost any antique artwork like slot machines, jukeboxes, clock faces, labels, damaged art prints, and any other artwork.

Raspberry Pi Projects


Author: Andrew Robinson,Mike Cook
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118555562
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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Learn to build software and hardware projects featuring the Raspberry Pi! Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of a Raspberry Pi! Following primers on getting your Pi up and running and programming with Python, the authors walk you through 16 fun projects of increasing sophistication that let you develop your Raspberry Pi skills. Among other things you will: Write simple programs, including a tic-tac-toe game Re-create vintage games similar to Pong and Pac-Man Construct a networked alarm system with door sensors and webcams Build Pi-controlled gadgets including a slot car racetrack and a door lock Create a reaction timer and an electronic harmonograph Construct a Facebook-enabled Etch A Sketch-type gadget and a Twittering toy Raspberry Pi Projects is an excellent way to dig deeper into the capabilities of the Pi and to have great fun while doing it.

Ready Player One


Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307887456
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

HomeMade Modern

Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home
Author: Ben Uyeda
Publisher: Running Press Adult
ISBN: 0762455071
Category: House & Home
Page: 216
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You can make the furniture you want at a fraction of the price of store-bought furniture. Not only will you save tons of money, but you'll also make environmentally sustainable pieces that are solidly built, using real materials like metal, wood, concrete, and other recycled ready-mades. The projects in this book don't require special skills, prior experience, or even a garage full of tools. You'll be walked step-by-step through the process of making furniture, from where to buy the materials (or where to scavenge) to how to make the most of the tools you own.

Program Arcade Games

With Python and Pygame
Author: Paul Craven
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 148421790X
Category: Computers
Page: 392
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Learn and use Python and PyGame to design and build cool arcade games. In Program Arcade Games: With Python and PyGame, Second Edition, Dr. Paul Vincent Craven teaches you how to create fun and simple quiz games; integrate and start using graphics; animate graphics; integrate and use game controllers; add sound and bit-mapped graphics; and build grid-based games. After reading and using this book, you'll be able to learn to program and build simple arcade game applications using one of today's most popular programming languages, Python. You can even deploy onto Steam and other Linux-based game systems as well as Android, one of today's most popular mobile and tablet platforms. You'll learn: How to create quiz games How to integrate and start using graphics How to animate graphics How to integrate and use game controllers How to add sound and bit-mapped graphics How to build grid-based games Audience“div>This book assumes no prior programming knowledge.

Building Robots With Lego Mindstorms


Author: Mario Ferrari,Guilio Ferrari
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080476285
Category: Computers
Page: 448
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Lego robots! Mindstorms are sweeping the world and fans need to learn how to programme them Lego Mindstorms are a new generation of Lego Robots that can be manipulated using microcomputers, light and touch sensors, an infrared transmitter and CD-ROMs. Since Lego launched Lego Mindstorms in late 1998 sales have skyrocketed - with no sign of slowing down. Mindstorms have captured the imagination of adults and children alike, creating a subculture of Mindstorm enthusiasts around the world. The kits are now a staple part of engineering and computer science classes at many high profile Universities. Building Robots with Lego Mindstorms provides readers with a fundamental understanding of the geometry, electronics, engineering, and programming required to build your own robots. Mario and Giulio Ferrari are world-renowned experts in the field of Lego Mindstorms robotics, and in this book they share their unrivaled knowledge and expertise of robotics as well as provide a series of chapters detailing how to design and build the most exotic robots. Mario and Giulio also give detailed explanations of how to integrate Lego Mindstorms kits with other Lego programmable bricks such as Scout and Cybermaster, as well as with non-robotic Lego Technics models.

Learn Game Programming with Ruby

Bring Your Ideas to Life with Gosu
Author: Mark Sobkowicz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781680500738
Category:
Page: 185
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Level up your programming skills while making fast-paced, arcade-style video games. Make enemy spaceships explode in balls of fire, and escape from a pit while dodging falling boulders. You'll use the fun and approachable Ruby programming language and the Gosu 2D game library, which makes making games a breeze. Gain the skills and techniques you need to bring your own video game ideas to life with moving images and thumping sounds. If you have a little experience programming in Ruby or another language, then you're ready to start making your own video games. In this book you'll learn concepts such as animation, keyboard and mouse movement, sounds and music, and physics as you build four exciting games. Your first game will test your reflexes as you try to click on a ruby that pops in and out of your screen. Learn how to draw images and text, and how to make objects move around the screen. You'll make a space-shooter where you defend your home base from a seemingly endless stream of enemies, as you discover how to use keyboard input, add music and sounds, an opening title screen, and scrolling end-credits. Next up: make a sliding number puzzle game where you'll learn to incorporate more complicated logic and user interaction into your game. Learn all about game physics as you build a game where a bold adventurer must climb out of a pit while dodging bouncing, spinning rocks. Finally, package up your games as Windows and Mac apps so you can share them with your friends. When you're done with this book, you'll have improved your programming skills, and you'll have all the tools you need to make your own arcade-style games. What You Need: You'll need a computer running Windows 7 or later, or Mac OS X 10.7 or later. All the other software you need is free, and the first chapter will get you up and running.

Game On!

Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More
Author: Dustin Hansen
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: 1250080967
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 240
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Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted. Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game). Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about, Game On! is the book for you!

20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius


Author: Aaron Graves,Colleen Graves
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259860477
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
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A comprehensive overview of robotics principles, systems, and applications This hands-on TAB guide is filled with DIY projects that show readers, step-by-step, how to start creating and making cool inventions with the Makey Makey invention kit. Each project features easy-to-follow, fully-illustrated instructions and detailed photographs of the finished gadget. You will see how to apply these skills and start building your own Makey Makey projects. 20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius starts off with very approachable introductory projects, making it a great starting point for beginners. It then builds to more challenging projects, allowing more experienced users to go further by incorporating technologies like Raspberry Pi, Processing and Scratch programming, 3D Printing, and creating wearable electronics with Makey Makey. Projects are divided into four categories: “Fun and Games,” Interactive,” Hacks and Pranks,” and “Makey Makey Go.” • No prior programming or technical experience is required • Basic enough for beginners, but challenging enough for advanced makers • Written by two educators who believe in fostering creative innovation for all