August 01, 2012

The Completed "Taipan" Arduino Game

 After many months and project updates, Simon Jansen has completed his Arduino-based rendition of the Apple II game "Taipan". It was an amazing journey of experimenting, trial-and-error and what looks to be a lot of hard work - however Simon has pulled it off. The game is so complex he uses one Arduino board for the game play, and another for the display control (using the tvout library), with game data stored on external memory via I2C. Finally the game hardware has been built into a great enclosure - an original copy of Tai-Pan. Watch Simon's video about the game below:

Kudos to Simon for creating such a project, and also sharing it with us in great detail. To follow his epic design story, check out his website here. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

If you are new to Arduino and looking to make your own projects, join in with our range of Arduino-compatible hardwareprototyping shields and module range. A good start is the Freetronics Eleven, the Arduino Uno-compatible board with onboard prototyping space:

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