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pitz



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:13 am    Post subject: Bricks make a cube, redux Reply with quote

It took me a while to take on the follow-up work suggested from http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3757

So ya, I sneaked in some time across several nights to come up with a slightly bigger version of the LEGO NeXT Cube. This one is a 12x12x12 construct and able to fit a Raspberry Pi 3 (or 2).

For kicks, I built the latest snapshot of Previous in the Pi and that's shown in the pictures, except that it runs slow as molasses (or maybe that's just because of SDL) -- status bar shows that the emulation runs at 0.3 of the 25 MHz speed of the original cube. Still, thanks and much appreciation goes to andreas and team for the work they've done on Previous (I wish I'd get enough time to port it to use the native Windows UI instead of SDL2).

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: Bricks make a cube, redux Reply with quote

Hello Pitz: Very Cool!

pitz wrote:
It took me a while to take on the follow-up work suggested from http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3757

So ya, I sneaked in some time across several nights to come up with a slightly bigger version of the LEGO NeXT Cube. This one is a 12x12x12 construct and able to fit a Raspberry Pi 3 (or 2).

For kicks, I built the latest snapshot of Previous in the Pi and that's shown in the pictures, except that it runs slow as molasses (or maybe that's just because of SDL) -- status bar shows that the emulation runs at 0.3 of the 25 MHz speed of the original cube. Still, thanks and much appreciation goes to andreas and team for the work they've done on Previous (I wish I'd get enough time to port it to use the native Windows UI instead of SDL2).

Cheers,
pitz






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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Bricks make a cube, redux Reply with quote

pitz wrote:
For kicks, I built the latest snapshot of Previous in the Pi and that's shown in the pictures, except that it runs slow as molasses (or maybe that's just because of SDL) -- status bar shows that the emulation runs at 0.3 of the 25 MHz speed of the original cube. Still, thanks and much appreciation goes to andreas and team for the work they've done on Previous (I wish I'd get enough time to port it to use the native Windows UI instead of SDL2).


Did you built SDL2 with direct framebuffer access on the Pi? I'm just wondering why you refer to "Windows".

see here: https://solarianprogrammer.com/2015/01/22/raspberry-pi-raspbian-getting-started-sdl-2/
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