A DIY Video Game for the Neighbourhood

Zoe RomanoDecember 9th, 2013

DIY videogame

Last June, Kris Temmerman was featured on this blog with a painting machine made with Arduino Due. Now he’s just sent us this cool project he made for his office window:

My house/office has a store window and I try to make use of it as much as possible. I had some projections etc. in there before, but now I wanted to make something interactive. We have a lot of loitering youth and many people passing by. To appeal to a wide audience, I thought it would be nice to make an old fashion arcade box like thing.

It’s now on the street for one day and people really seem to like it. Age or background doesn’t make a difference.

To make it a little bit more challenging,  I thought it would be fun to try to run the hole thing on an Arduino without an external computer. Just to see how much power it actually has. And while I was at it, I decided to try to make everything myself. So I also made my own led screen, with his own “display driver” and display list, a 8-bit sound library, and of course the game itself.

 

Kris shared on his blog all the documentation to make your own version, check it out!

LedScreenDIYDetail

4 Responses to “A DIY Video Game for the Neighbourhood”

  1. mace Says:

    This is simply beautiful, and made my day :)

  2. andrewzuku Says:

    This guy deserves the keys to the city!

  3. liudr Says:

    Awesome! Now young couples are neglecting their baby in order to play the game ;)

  4. buxiaoyang Says:

    It’s very interesting. :)

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