Queen video tutorials

QUEEN Tutorials is a set of video tutorials demonstrating how to make an automation of any escape room using the QUEEN system. This is very easy to do and will share our experience. We created a special (test) escape room for our tutorial – "Damned Amulet" and we will implement a step-by-step demonstration of automation of this escape room; we will share a lot of good practices we’ve obtained over the years of our activity. The main idea is very simple… Imagine, you have only two documents for the new escape room: the building plan, and the scenario of the gameflow (source documents). We will go over the whole process from the very beginning to have a automated and atmospheric escape room using the QUEEN system.
Chapter 1

Designing the documentation

First thing we should do – to make a good documentation. We tried to maintain a balance between the complexity and the simplicity, using only typical well known software like office applications, notepad, paint brush and so on. Also we will create example instances of required documents based on our escape room "Damned Amulet".

Tutorial 1.1. CREATING AN ESCAPE ROOM PLAN

This tutorial shows how to make a convenient naming system, create a space plan and locate each electronic device there.

Tutorial 1.1. CREATING AN ESCAPE ROOM PLAN
6 min
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Tutorial 1.2. CREATING A WIRING TABLE

This tutorial shows how to create a wiring table to make a further cable laying. Also we will show how to estimate a cable type and parameters depending on the target device

Tutorial 1.2. CREATING A WIRING TABLE
5 min
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Chapter 2

Installation of the QUEEN hardware

If you purchased QUEEN hardware and it has been already delivered, pay attention to this chapter, otherwise you can skip it while waiting the hardware and go directly to the chapter 3. In this chapter we will explain what is queen hardware in details, how to mount it and connect various devices to it. Also we will explain how to plug electronics on the example of our escape room "Damned Amulet".

Tutorial 2.1. INTRODUCTION TO THE QUEEN HARDWARE

This tutorial is a short overview of the queen control system hardware (CS), it's components and different electronic devices that can be plugged to it.

Tutorial 2.1. INTRODUCTION TO THE QUEEN HARDWARE
6 min

Tutorial 2.2. MOUNTING THE CONTROL SYSTEM AND PLUGGING TYPICAL DEVICES

This tutorial explains how to mount the control system. Also there is a schematic description on how to properly plug typical electronics.

Tutorial 2.2. MOUNTING THE CONTROL SYSTEM AND PLUGGING TYPICAL DEVICES
8 min

Tutorial 2.3. UPDATING WIRING TABLE AND PLUGGING DEVICES FOR THE DAMNED AMULET ESCAPE ROOM

This tutorial explains how to plug devices properly, in our escape room.

Tutorial 2.3. UPDATING WIRING TABLE AND PLUGGING DEVICES FOR THE DAMNED AMULET ESCAPE ROOM
5 min
Chapter 3

Setting up and tuning QUEEN software

This chapter is devoted to the Queen software - the most important part of the system. This is a biggest part of our tutorials due to the various components and abilities. In this tutorial we will create a project for our imagined escape room "Damned Amulet" and program the gameflow from the very beginning.

Tutorial 3.1. INSTALLATION OF THE QUEEN SOFTWARE

This tutorial shows how to download and install the queen software, and explains what is the queen project and it's consistance. This is very important intro before we getting started with a software.

Tutorial 3.1. INSTALLATION OF THE QUEEN SOFTWARE
5 min
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Tutorial 3.2. INTRODUCTION TO THE QUEEN STUDIO

This tutorial shows a queen studio application GUI interface overview.

Tutorial 3.2. INTRODUCTION TO THE QUEEN STUDIO
20 min

Tutorial 3.3. BINDING ELECTRONIC INPUT AND OUTPUT

This tutorial shows how to create and bind electronic components to real hardware using queen studio application. Also it explains how it maps to a queen board and shows how to use a queen board emulator in order to test escape room without real hardware.

Tutorial 3.3. BINDING ELECTRONIC INPUT AND OUTPUT
9 min

Tutorial 3.4. CREATING ESCAPE ROOM MODEL

In this tutorial we will create a queen room model for our escape room "Damned Amulet". We hope to explain what queen room model is, how to create various electronic and bind it to the hardware using the real example.

Tutorial 3.4. CREATING ESCAPE ROOM MODEL
18 min
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Tutorial 3.5. CREATING FULL AUTOMATED SCENARIO

In this tutorial we will create a queen room scenario for our escape room "Damned Amulet". This is a real full automated gameflow. We hope to explain what queen room scenario is and how to program it using the real example.

Tutorial 3.5. CREATING FULL AUTOMATED SCENARIO
26 min
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Tutorial 3.6. CREATING AND ADDING MACROEFFECTS

In this tutorial we will create special effects (is called macroeffects) for our escape room "Damned Amulet" and add some media there. This will ease a scenario and make it more atmospheric.

Tutorial 3.6. CREATING AND ADDING MACROEFFECTS
25 min
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Tutorial 3.7. CREATING ADDITIONAL AUDIO USING QUEEN SOUND APPLICATION

In this tutorial we show how to create additional sound systems and channels in the queen. We will create a personal sound for the character "guardian" within our escape room "Damned Amulet". We also show how to upload a queen sound on the raspberry pi and will make tests on the emulators.

Tutorial 3.7. CREATING ADDITIONAL AUDIO USING QUEEN SOUND APPLICATION
8 min
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Tutorial 3.8. OPERATING WITH TV. VIDEO, CLUE SYSTEM, COUNTDOWN TIMER

In this tutorial we'll show how to use displays and TV inside the escape room using queen system. We will use this for a briefing video, indicating a countdown timer and giving a text clues. We make all the modifications within our escape room “Damned Amulet”. We also show how to upload a queen tv on the raspberry pi and we make tests on the emulators.

Tutorial 3.8. OPERATING WITH TV. VIDEO, CLUE SYSTEM, COUNTDOWN TIMER
13 min
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