SInce its release in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has appeared in a number of fictional TV shows and movies. It has been used to track people, hot-wire vehicles, hack buildings and blowup mountains.
Here is a summary of all the films and TV shows that have featured our favourite single-board computer.
The first TV appearance was way back in 2013 when the Pi was barely a year old. Since then it has been used in nine TV programmes.
In my post Bullet physics: collision detection I determined whether two balls had collided in a virtual world by inspecting an isNonMoving() function. But this was shit. Much better would be to fetch the names of the colliding objects.
So I cranked open the C++ Microsoft Visual Studio application (with OpenGL graphics library and the Oculus SDK for Windows), and fixed up the Bullet Real-Time Physics Simulation code:
Elsie sat in the tea shop, scoffing a scone and cream. Barbara walked in, supported by a crooked stick.
‘Oh, that horrid man!’ Barbara snapped. Elsie said, ‘Which?’ ‘The one with the anus. His buttocks on show to the high street.’
Barbara sat down with effort. Elsie pushed across the silver tier of cakes and began to pour a tea for her friend.
‘It’s terrible. Gentleman are scarce these days, Elsie. A rarity. The language coming out of his mouth! Well, I never. Wash it out with soap and water.’
Sharon was walking about with a hammer. ‘Gonna knock something,’ she repeated menacingly.
I took an apple from the bowl and waved her over. ‘What about this,’ I said calmly.
I had knocked about some balls in my virtual world, in post Bullet physics: balls collide.
But what good is balls chinking together if we can’t hear the sound? Time for some collision detection.