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USB Missile Launcher NZ – Development Update 12 January 2007

Posted by David Wilson in USB Missile.

Good News:

Huge success tonight. I at last have been able to read data back from the DreamCheeky Rocket Launcher. This means that I can detect when the launcher has reached a point beyond which it should not travel (i.e. full up, full left, full right, full down).

There is some work to do now to actually use the information that I have above, though that should be relatively straight forward now.

I have also impletemented two preference options as requested by YOU!

  • Disable the camera – so that it doesn’t come on when the program starts
  • Reverse of arrow keys (well the left and right anyway).

Bad News:

I will be away for a week or so shortly. No e-mail, no Internet!

I do not have any time now to complete the DreamCheeky USB changes. This will unfortunately have to wait.

Better News:

My faulty machine, as reported below, was diagnosed as requiring a new motherboard, but was fortunately covered by the Apple Repair Extension program for the eMac. It was estimated to be 2 weeks before the parts were available and this should be about the same time I get back from holiday.

All the best.

Aim Carefully!


Mac OS 10.3.9 – DreamCheeky Support for USB Rocket Launcher #2 6 January 2007

Posted by David Wilson in USB Missile.
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USB Rocket LauncherWe have lift off.

I don’t have my eMac back from the repair shop yet, I’ve been told that could take another two weeks. A very kind friend has loaned me his second machine so this evening I have managed to complete the packaging job for the Mac OS 10.3.9 release fo the USB Missile Launcher NZ software. [I have received confirmation that this release also works on Mac OS 10.2.8] This is version 1.3.3. There is no additional functionality included in the release other than the support for the DreamCheeky Rocket Launcher. Good luck, happy targeting.

I have removed the source code from this distribution, essentialy so that I can have the v1.3.3 release online and available for download, this makes it significantly smaller. If you are interested in the source code, I’m happy to mail you the source code package, though for the moment you will still need to e-mail me.

Plecase click on the download link in the sidebar for the latest release.