June 06, 2014

Build a handheld "Tetris" game with Arduino

It's hard to believe Tetris has been around for over 25 years, yet is still an engaging and playable game. You can now recreate this with Arduino-comaptible boards and some inexpensive LED matrix kits as described by Instructables member jollifactory. They use common MAX7219-driven LED matrix kits, and two units provide enough pixels for a playable game. With the addition of a few buttons and a neat enclosure - the game is ready, and a quick demonstration is shown in the following video:

That's pretty cool, and the code could be translated for other display types - perhaps a DMD for a larger display? In the meanwhile, check out the project Instructable for complete details. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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NickLim said:

For those interested in building LED Matrix games, you may check out the Arduino based LED Matrix Snake game at http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Snake-Game/ for more detail.

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