Idea 066 - Tilt Pacman

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This post is part of the 100 project ideas project. #The100DayProject. I am looking for feedback. Comment below or DM me via social media Instagram, Twitter.

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Use a accelerometer to control pacman on a LED Matrix


pacmanMake a 1 pixel version of Pac-Man on a RGB LED Matrix similar to this project 1-Pixel Pac-Man from HACKADAY. Instead of a joystick use a accelerometer where the user controls Pac-Man by tilting the LED Matrix panel in the direction that they want Pac-Man to go.

Information about Pac-Man’s Ghost AI

The first level should be the same as the original Pac-Man game. After that the maze and the ghosts should be randomized between a bunch of different AI schemes.

The same panel could be used for the BIG LED Sand Toy – Raspberry Pi RGB LED Matrix as well. Same equipment and sensors are used.

Other games that would work areraspberry_pi_hero-loopB

  • Snake: Use the accelerometer to control the direction of a snake as it moves around the LED matrix, trying to avoid obstacles and collect food.
  • Space Invaders: Use the accelerometer to move a spaceship left and right as it tries to shoot down alien ships descending from the top of the LED matrix.
  • Pong: Use the accelerometer to move a paddle up and down as it tries to hit a ball back and forth between two players.
  • Flappy Bird: Use the accelerometer to control the height of a bird as it flies through a series of obstacles

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