Inspiration

The Google Chrome dinosaur mini-game, and the Majestic representative at AstonHack 2017, dressed as a dinosaur running to Aston University, served as our inspirations.

Overview

The player controls a dinosaur running and jumping to avoid obstacles. The player can make the dinosaur jump by pressing a button attached to the Arduino, and the number of objects jumped over is displayed as a final score at the end of the game.

Challenges

Getting the board to successfully display the dinosaur sprite was difficult, as we originally tried to draw each line separately, but eventually managed to use the provided software library to display a bitmap image instead.

Skills Learned

How to code in C for an Arduino, and how to use libraries.

Future Development

We'd like to be able to add a pterodactyl that flies over, and implement a ducking feature for the dinosaur so he can dodge it.

Presentation at AstonHack 2017

We gave short demonstration of our project at AstonHack 2017, as seen here.

Prizes

This project was a submission to AstonHack 2017, which was our first hackathon. We won the 'Majestic Challenge' prize.

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