The Best Toy Never Made | October 25, 2010

If you’re going to learn how to use a piece of software you really need a project in mind. It doesn’t matter how ridiculous the project is, as I will demonstrate.

Here you find the first ever thing I made in Flash, except for the tutorials that I followed to learn the basics. Always follow the tutorials, there’s really not point flailing around on your own just out of ‘self taught’ principle and pride.

I already had an idea for a ball that would make different sounds depending on which part of it hit the wall, or floor, or friend’s head. My basic thinking was simple – I wanted to create a toy that would drive parents crazy.

I didn’t ever get around to making a prototype of the Beat Ball, despite accruing a store of little electronic devices that I could butcher and plunder for their switches and buzzers, so I don’t really know whether it was a good idea or not.

Still, it helped me to learn Flash, which has proven to be an awesome ally over the years.


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1 Comment »

  1. Every time I see blogs as good as this because I should stop bludging and start working on mine.Thanks

    Comment by Sichere Geldanlage in Deutschland — October 26, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

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