This is a simple attempt to
duplicate the thrill of Bowling in my own home. This project requires no
woodworking skills and tools. It is a simple extension to a off-the-shelf
video game console.
System CPU Strategy:
Approach: Use a
XAVIXPort with a copy of XAVIX Bowling. This kit comes with its own
Bowling Ball and motion sensor array. The game allows you to simulate the
movement of a full bowling swing. The movements are read and translated
into the ball on the screen. This game supports up to 4 players in a
single game and 8 players in a tournament. The game also has several
arcade like bowling games that simulate moving targets and a tetris like game.
This is a simple setup using a older model color console TV
along with a coffee table and some wood laminate flooring. The lines and arrows
on the bowling lane consist of simple strips of black electrical tape. The
floor allows you to line your shots up. The game can be played without
this component but my scores have gone from the 140's to the 200's with this
floor in place.
Xavix Bowling cartridge w/ball
Older model Color Console TV
Laminate Flooring (1 Box approx 19 Sq feet)
Fortress of Flags