Software, Electronics, Tutorials & Solutions for Retro and Modern

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I've listed all of my videos below in date order, alternatively, visit my YouTube Channel to view them from there.

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Fireflies / Lightning Bugs in my Garden (yeah they're fake!)

Fireflies, or lightning bugs, one of natures miracles, but not so common in the UK, especially in my garden. In this video I'll show you how to make realistic solar powered fireflies (lightning bugs) for the garden.

Pacman, Birth of an Icon! A Quick Look at this Epic Collectors Edition

A brief look at "Pacman, Birth of an Icon", an amazing retrospective into the history of Pacman (or Puckman as it was originally called).

I purchased the collectors edition of Pacman, Birth of an Icon, an amazing piece of history created by Cook and Becker, and wanted to share some of my favourite bits from it.

AMOS Controlled Quiz Buzzer System

Following on from my previous videos building a 4-player Quiz buzzer system, in this tutorial video we modify it to connect it to the AMIGAs serial port and program AMOS to be the quiz master!

This game makes use of the powerful AMOS "Every" command to monitor the serial port in the background

One Year Later - DrawBridge and WinUAE - A Look Back

It's been one year since releasing the magic that allowed real physical disk access within WinUAE (and Amiberry)!

In this video I look back on how all of this happened in a rough timeline including some unseen video footage, a short explanation about why this was so difficult, and also look to the future too.

Join me as I guide you on this incredible journey...

Wireless Quiz Buzzer System (nRF24L01)

I show you how to make a wireless quiz buzzer system using nRF24L01 modules and Arduino's. The buzzers are totally self-contained including a built in lithium battery with charger. The main controller, also wireless, now has the option to disable buttons from people who have already guessed an answer and has a 3.5" socket to connect the audio output to an external amp

Arduino Quiz Buzzer System - Stop the Fighting over Who Answered First!

So, you're running a quiz, but you always fight over who answered first!? Well, in this video we build a simple quiz buzzer system based around an Arduino that includes different sound effects for each button pressed! That age old fight, is now over...

Unsung Heroes: The Developer of Amiberry, Dimitris Panokostas (aka WiDWaN) - Interview

Unsung Heroes: featuring Dimitris Panokostas aka MiDWaN, creator of Amiberry, the Amiga emulator for the Raspberry Pi and other operating systems.

How to program Wordle in AMOS on the AMIGA - Tutorial!

In this AMOS (Amiga) Tutorial we learn to put together the popular Wordle game. This tutorial is suitable for beginners. You may want to be ready with the pause button as I'll be going quite fast!

Real Floppy Disk Drive for the MiSTer FPGA - Current Progress

This week I thought I'd bring you an update on where I'm at with supporting floppy disks for cores like the Amiga (minimig) of the MiSTer FPGA.

Did I just create life? Crazy AI Robots!

In this video I'll show you the basics of AI (Artifical Intellegence) using Neural Networks. We'll then learn to teach them by evolving them using Genetic Algorithms and finally put them into several problems to see if they can solve them.

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