ECE497 Project DotRun

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thumb‎ Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder

Team members: Yang Liu, Yuxuan Zeng

Grading Template

I'm using the following template to grade. Each slot is 10 points. 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


This project is an electrical game on a 16*24 LED matrix playing with two buttons.There is a dot in the central of matrix and bars coming from right or left side of matrix. You can control the dot to move up and down to avoid the bars by clicking the buttons. Clicking on buttons will cause a voltage change on gpio pins, which will result the movement of dot. Bars are generated according to several patterns. The longer the game lasts, the faster bars are generated and the higher the score you get.


If you have hardware, consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging.

Installation Instructions

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User Instructions

Use the two buttons to control the dot run up or down. If the dot hit the bars, game over. The longer you survive, the higher score you get.


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Theory of Operation

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Work Breakdown

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Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.

Future Work

The project can be improved by adding properties as follows: 1. Rebuild the software so that when you hold the button down, the dot keeps moving. At present the dot responses upon click, which means if you want to make the dot keeps moving, you have to click the button continuously. 2. Building a gravity sensor to control the dot instead of buttons. That will be more fun.


Give some concluding thoughts about the project. Suggest some future additions that could make it even more interesting.

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