I’d say there’s one critical thing: A walkthrough creating and installing an application/game, then accessing it in the REPL for testing.
The ability to create instances interactively in the REPL and then play with them - especially if the classes have good docstrings - can go a long way towards documenting the pokitto specific classes, if you’ve shown people how to use that ability.
So second would be pointers to the appropriate documentation. Micropython.org doesn’t seem to have docs for an nxp port, so I’m not sure what to use. A list of differences could be nearly as important, depending on what they are and if they show up in the REPL.
Hey Jonne, how about doing an appearance on twit.tv’s Floss weekly podcast? Takes an hour or two, and give you a chance to explain the project to a wide audience of people interested in open source software and hardware. I don’t think they’ve done one of the open source gaming platforms yet, so it could draw a lot of interest.
I did one with the founder of deviationtx, and it was a lot of fun, even though I was a poor guest. If you’re interested, send email to the host (address in the page linked above) asking about it. I think they like more than one representative, so maybe Hanski or even your son as it seems like he had a lot of input into the project.
I must admit, reading the comments most of the people were expressing their desire for a small console with a colour screen larger than 128x64, so it could be a good opportunity.
Then again, I also get the impression people just want exact clones of old consoles including clones of the games that were on those consoles.
Also if the guy had that much problem putting a game on an Arduboy (which to me looks like he either didn’t bother to properly read the instructions or purposely made it look hard for some reason) he’d probably get the OSX hidden file bug and blame the Pokitto.
(I didn’t watch all of it, but what I did see didn’t leave me with a very good impression of him to be honest.)
To be honest, this video was really below his standards…
He did couple videos of some of those new famicom Chinese knock offs and those pretty good as videos. To be honest, the bulk of his channel is working with old computers, but I still think pokitto would be down his alley (but probably later on, when there is more resources for it available )
I might have a look sometime at his other stuff for the sake of curiosity, but I’m not the kind of person who follows ‘youtubers’ or watches that sort of video.
Youtube isn’t short of tech reviewers though, I think when the time comes it would be worthwhile to selectively pick reviewers to gift Pokittos to. (It’ll have to be after the website to buy them goes up and there are more games available, else it would be futile.)
By selectively I mean picking ones that are most likely to give good reviews. A good review to 100 followers is more useful than a mediocre review to 200 followers. Also channel relevance is important, as is picking someone who isn’t likely to loose credibility for saying something stupid and offensive.