Real Time Boston Bus Tracker

What Does It Do?

This program identifies the locations of every bus in Boston using the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority website and uses markers to identify them on a Boston map. Every 15 seconds, the program updates the location of each bus by pulling the longitude and latitude from the MBTA data.

Originally, the program only identified the location of one point on the map with a given longitude and latitude. I updated this program to pull data from the MBTA website to provide real-time locations of their city bus locations.

Try It Out!

Load the index.html file in your browser. Every 15 seconds, the markers will update based on the current location of MBTA buses.

What I Could Improve

This program would be even better if the map could predict the next stop for each bus along with tracking the data. The MBTA provides the schedules for the busses and this change would make the map more useful for a traveler in Boston.

Check out this repository and try it out!

PacMan Game

For this MITxPro challenge, we were tasked with making a game that factory produced PacMen. Then we had to make the PacMen bounce off the walls continuously. To challenge myself, I made the PacMen chomp as the moved across the screen. Then I made them face the direction of their movement while chomping.

What I Found Challenging

My program isn’t perfect by far. The chomping toggle doesn’t work perfectly. I wasn’t sure what the best method was to loop through the images, but I was able to make it work pretty well with the `imageChange` function and a `setInterval` function. I will come back to this program and see if I can make it work smoother in the future.

If you have any suggestions or advice to make my program better, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Check out my GitHub Repository for this challenge.

# PacMenGame