ROS powered 'weapon of mass distraction' unveiledPublished: 22nd Feb 2007, 21:21:41 | Permalink | Printable
Your very own desktop launchpadRISC OS officially joined an ARMs race this week with the release of a new USB driver. Taking aim at a gap in the market, Dave Higton launched some open source software to control a missile firing gadget, pictured, with the Castle and Simtec USB stacks.
Armed with Dave's software, desktop generals can swivel their arsenal in all manner of directions before unleashing a wave of plastic hellfire on an unsuspecting enemy.
His work was expected to be a blast on Saturday's South West show, where it was set to be a sure fire success with punters - although it's understood the code didn't take-off with A9home users as it doesn't at present work with the ARM9-powered computer.
Dave said: "You can have hours of fun, and keep marauders away from your geek den. Yes, the ARMs race ratchets up another notch - you can have your own weapons of mass distraction.
"The application allows you to aim the launcher to left, right, up, down, and the diagonals too, and finally fire the three missiles."
The project quickly rocketed in popularity this weekend, and proved to be 'da bomb' with some fellow programmers. Developer Rik Griffin declared the driver as "the most important RISC OS software release so far this year." [That's enough damn puns - Ed]
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