I’ve got a bunch of electronic bits and pieces that I bought to build a robot or some kind of electronic toy. One of these things is Electronic Optix which I got from eBay because it has 21 buttons with 21 LEDs. I ought to be able to take it apart and reprogram it to play a lot of different games. All I need to interface onto it is an Arduino circuit (or ATMEL microprocessor). I might even repackage it so that the button layout makes more sense!
The Optixino computer should be
- programmable from a PC (through USB to arduino)
- programmable from Optixino (which means using the buttons to program it in some coloured-light based language)
- extensible so lights on / off can drive motors, relays and it should have other inputs from other switchs (say bumpers).
- the lights should be in a clear grid and not a dodgy array.