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In this blog post, we are going to create a hangman game powered by the Google App Engine.  Hangman is a game where you are trying determine a secret word by guessing letters that might be in the word.   Hangman Cloud Backend The first thing to do is to create a cloud service that returns back a random word that we can use as our secret word.  To do this, we first need a list of possible words to choose from.  Fortunately, there is such a list of all 109582 words in the Engli ...
The Raspberry Pi Model B+ has been with us for a few months now and there are a growing number of projects that make use of the extra GPIO pins.    For this project we will look back to our childhood and bring a much loved game from our past into the future. The humble board game. Board games have been a traditional family pastime for many generations but with the rise of computer games their novelty has started to dwindle. These card and paper based games have little to offer the ...
GERTBOARDS 25% OFF FOR A LIMITED TIME - BUY YOURS NOW! Back in April, I wrote about how we build a job lot of Gertboard Experimenter Kits for the Design West exhibition and conference. In case you are interested in building the Experimenter Kit, I've put together this tutorial to help.     Overview The idea of the Experimenter Kit is that it expands the hardware on the Gertboard by giving young engineers a digitally controlled linear actuator, which responds to action ...

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