This is another of the experiments (see Syllabes) made in 2014 with three objectives:
The idea was to practice mental arithmetic in a playful and competitive way. The game is designed for two players. A target number is assigned to each player at the start of the game. Each billiard ball carries a smaller number. Each hole in the table represents one of the four basic arithmetic operations. When a ball enters a hole, its value adds, subtracts, multiplies or divides the player's current score (which starts at zero). The objective of the game is to finish the game by being closer to the target number than its opponent.
In practice, the game has never been really tested and has remained in the prototype state. But this experience allowed me to thoroughly familiarize myself with the Kivy library, to reconnect with vector computation (which I had not used since high school) and to make my first tests of network communication (with the python library Twisted )to program a digital cue, on smartphone ! The cue is controlled by the accelerometer of the smartphone as you can see below:
For the moment it is not planned to develop this prototype.