Building Escape Room Horror Experiences with Arduino and C++

Presented by Paul '@pjf' Fenwick
Monday 3:40 p.m.–4:05 p.m.
Target audience: Developer


"Hurry with that code, they're on the move!"

"I'm working on it! Where are they headed?"

"The stairs… no… maintenance."

"That's not us! We're safe, right?"

"They're sabotaging us. Room scanner offline. We've lost visual on the corridor."

"Did... Did you just hear that noise?"

"Forget the console; barricade that door... NOW!"

"Room Service" is a physically immersive, multi-player, horror escape room created by Pop Up Playground in Melbourne, Australia, and constructed using arduino-compatible processors, C++, and open source software and hardware designs.

We'll examine how to build a physically immersive game, hardware used, embedded testing frameworks, the platformio software development environment, player creations, software challenges, and improvements over time.

Presented by

Paul '@pjf' Fenwick

Paul Fenwick is an internationally acclaimed public speaker, developer, and science educator. Paul is well known for presenting on a diverse range of topics including privacy, neuroscience and neuroethics, Klingon programming, open source, depression and mental health, advancements in science, diversity, autonomous agents, and minesweeper automation. His dynamic presentation style and quirky humour has delighted audiences worldwide.

Paul was awarded the 2013 O'Reilly Open Source award, and the 2010 White Camel award, both for outstanding contributions to the open source community.

As a Freedom Loving Scientist, Paul's goal is to learn everything he can, do amazing things with that knowledge, and give them away for free.

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