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DIY Games with Raspberry Pi Pico

Welcome to this project where I will be creating an exciting games using MicroPython and Raspberry Pi Pico.

In this project, I will connect a joystick controller and an 8x8 LED matrix to the Raspberry Pi Pico to build our games.

The idea for this project came from our love of retro games and our desire to create something fun and interactive using micro python. We wanted to create a game that was simple but challenging, and that could be played by people of all ages.

I chose to use the Raspberry Pi Pico because of its affordability and ease of use. The Pico is a powerful microcontroller that can be programmed using micro python, which is a beginner-friendly language. I also chose to use a joystick and LED matrix because they are simple components that can be easily connected to the Raspberry Pi Pico.

My goal with this project is to inspire others to create their own retro-style games using micro python. I believe that programming can be fun and accessible to everyone, and I hope that this project will encourage more people to explore the world of microcontrollers and game development.

In this project, we will leverage the power of MicroPython programming language to develop a Ping Pong game and snake game. The Raspberry Pi Pico, a microcontroller board, will serve as the brain of our project. We will connect a joystick controller to the Raspberry Pi Pico, allowing players to control the movement of the paddle in the game or snake movment.

Additionally, we will integrate an 8x8 LED matrix into our setup. This LED matrix will display the game graphics and provide visual feedback during gameplay. By combining these components, we can create an interactive and engaging games experience.

Our journey begins with exploring the capabilities of Raspberry Pi Pico and understanding how to program it using MicroPython. We will set up the necessary development environment and install required libraries for controlling the joystick and LED matrix.”

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