Tricopter assembled
Shaking Tower Panda
Learn 500 Chinese Characters
Creeper on Assembly 2011

Tricopter 1.0

This project started about January 2012. I got interested trying to build and fly copters after watching few hours of FPV (First person view) flights in youtube. Finding instruction was easy and first one was this RCExplorer’s. I thought about building Quadcopter but Tricopter seems to be more fun to fly. After ordering parts and […]

Shaking Tower Pand

AetherElephant’s second Android game. This game uses AndEngine for power. Using AndEngine cut quite a bit from development time as it provided many of the tools needed in 2D game. In Shaking Tower Panda your goal is to get panda safely to ground in 75 different levels and they get harder further you go. Links: Android […]

Learn 500 Chinese

This is the first Android game I coded for AetherElephant. It is a simple game where you try to find correct english translation for chinese character. Score is calculated using the time it takes to complete quiz and correct answer you give.

Papercraft creeper

Creeper from this post: Papercraft creeper for Assembly 2011 Pictures:           Video:  


ZenBot is a three wheeled robot that will only move when user concentrates enough. Concentration is measured using NeuroSky Mindwave headgear and send over radio to computer. Computer is used as a control for concentration threshold (Mindwave measures from 0-100) and as a gateway from headgear to Arduino on ZenBot. As Mindwave uses RF (not Bluetooth as Mindset […]

Recent Work

Tricopter assembled
Shaking Tower Panda
Learn 500 Chinese Characters

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Posted by Valtokari Ville on August 27th, 2013 at 9:22 am

Ardeo was test to create game with Unity.  It was submitted to Assembly 2013 Gamedev combo and came 12 out of 16 entries. Game can be downloaded from        

Posted by Valtokari Ville on August 9th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I found papercraft model for Creeper from Minecraft and thought that it would be nice to have in Assembly 2011. During Assembly I thought that it would be nice to have little bigger creeper and tested printing one. When printed I noticed that its body was big enough to house a Arduino and head had room for servo. […]

Posted by Valtokari Ville on June 26th, 2011 at 3:20 am

When making the HyperCat this little idea popped up in my mind. If adding Mindwave to Processing was easy and python was almost trivial. So why not add it in Blender Game Engine. In Blender game engine it is easy to prototype small games as you can model and create game in same software. This […]

Posted by Valtokari Ville on June 25th, 2011 at 2:36 am

As first test using Processing I created small program that reads attention value from Neurosky Thinkgear connector and set small facial expression of anime character. From Thingear connector to Processing Thinkgear connector is a program that connects to Mindwave RF dongle and provides interface to use mindwave with ease. To use it with json format […]

Posted by Valtokari Ville on June 13th, 2011 at 10:07 am

This blog/showcase will feature different projects I have under construction. Projects will have broad range of subjects as my interest changes from different area to another. First showcases are from BCI (Brain Computer Interface) as I have found NeuroSky Mindwave to be nice tool to start playing around with brain interfaces.