Minercise

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Minercise

by mrf » Sat Aug 08, 2015 15:02

Hello World,

I've created (and use daily) a project that uses Minetest at its core. It's a game system I've built to take the boredom out of indoor exercise. You can try it if you like, my additions are all released under the GPL. Some assembly required...

http://www.richfox.org/software/minercise/

Minercise is a silly name for an exploration and survival game I've created using the open source Minetest sandbox building game and some exercise equipment I've adapted for use as game controllers. I have a recumbent bike mounted on a stationary trainer, an ergometer (rowing machine), and a treadmill all of which have been modified to use for the game. The modifications were achieved by designing and adding sensor systems to each of the machines using Arduino and compatible (Pololu A-Star) microcontrollers. It was also necessary and desirable to modify the game code to function with and enhance or restrict the functionality introduced by these controllers.


For better or for worse I did make patches* that modify the Minetest game in order to make the controllers work better.

Many many thanks to Perttu and all the Minetest developers for making such a great project and releasing it under the GPL!

Yours,
mrf


* http://catb.org/~esr/writings/homesteading/homesteading/ar01s09.html see Rogue Patches; Please blame me and NOT the Minetest developers for shortcomings in my patches :)
 

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Re: Minercise

by Evergreen » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:41

That is a very neat idea. I'd love to see this get used!
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Re: Minercise

by Hybrid Dog » Sun Sep 27, 2015 07:48

I guess minetest used the text to ascii generator for the decorative text printed when starting it.
http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=dis ... =minercise

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Re: Minercise

by Sokomine » Mon Sep 28, 2015 17:51

A video showing how this works in pracice might be nice :-)
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Re: Minercise

by ABJ » Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:20

+100
I wonder what it would be like to grief with treadmills.
 

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Re: Minercise

by wilkgr76 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 23:25

ABJ wrote:+100
I wonder what it would be like to grief with treadmills.

Oh god.
No, of course I'm not griefing! I'm on a treadmill!


On a slightly different note - how does the chat work?
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Re: Minercise

by DatJohnDoe » Mon Feb 29, 2016 23:34

A benchpress, 1 pound for every letter of the alphebet ex. A = 1lb Z = 26lb
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Re: Minercise

by wilkgr76 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 23:40

DatJohnDoe wrote:A benchpress, 1 pound for every letter of the alphebet ex. A = 1lb Z = 26lb

We'll have too many doing this.
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EDIT: Jordach, please add a mouth!
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Re: Minercise

by wilkgr76 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 09:00

Adding to the idea: Automatically donates $10 to Minetest each time you don't fulfill a specific distance goal, e.g. 5km, within a specific time, e.g. 30 minutes.
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