We have bought a Packard Bell OneTwo all-in-one PC with a touch screen to use for it.
This is because Benjamin will not use a keyboard or mouse, but I hope that the cause and effect will be more obvious using a touch screen.
The basic program is written in Python using the pygame library. The structure is of a main application with big icons to select the other applications.
The various applications are (or will be):
- Stars (a bit like the start of star-trek) you can change the origin of the stars that shoot towards the edge of the screen by pressing the touch screen.
- Bounce: Lots of bright coloured balls bouncing off each other and the edge of the screen (not very interactive at the moment!).
- Comet: Dragging your finger around the screen leaves a multi-coloured trail like a comet.
- Fireworks: Pressing the screen launches a firework that explodes colourfully.
I have started a new project page for the application at http://code.google.com/p/benjap.
More to follow....