ECE497 Project BattleShip

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder

Team members: Dustin D. Kline, Douglas T. Wise, Sara C. Harvey-Browne

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0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!

00 Executive Summary
00 Installation Instructions 
00 User Instructions
00 Highlights
00 Theory of Operation
00 Work Breakdown
00 Future Work
00 Conclusions
00 Demo
00 Late
Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing this.

Score:  10/100

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Executive Summary

The purpose of this project is to establish a wireless connection between two BeagleBones that will run a game of BattleShip. We will be using pygame to "play" the game and use rotary encoders or push buttons through the BeagleBone ports. The encoders or buttons will allow the user to move their location on the board to first place ships in the directions of up, down, left, and right, and then move their location to shoot ships of their opponent.

Status of Functioning Portions: Networking is tested and working, but not integrated. Ship placement, board display/update (show is a ship has been hit), and cursor is working.

Status of Non-Functioning Portions: Needs to check for ship collision in ship placement. Networking needs integrated and two-player functionality needs implemented. Displaying blank opponent board for gameplay needs to be done.

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Github Path: Additional Packages: simplejson Extra Hardware: rotary encoders, push buttons

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder