No matter how major the accomplishment, Man is never satisfied. This perennial feeling of discontent and inability
to sit still has been the major impetus behind almost every single major scientific achievement. And so it was with our
When we finally finished, and were able to sit back and admire our labor of love, we wondered (or complained, if you like)
what more we could have done. If we only had...
- A sound chip (Yamaha Synthesizer, MIDI, etc.) and more memory we would have implemented a more sophisticated
sound solution. Instead of just simple sine wave melodies, we could have entire musical compilations!
- Resources to make a portable version of the Russian Bloc Game, which would have been cool. That would have
required us to move the entire setup onto prototype boards and powered them with batteries. Lots of batteries,
since the LCD requires 24V.
- Been given two more I/O ports we could have implemented wireless multiplayer! A combined wireless and portable
Russian Bloc Game would have been incredible. We could have bought pre-packaged wireless RS232 transceivers that
can plug directly into the serial port, but they were expen$ive (hint hint).