August 06, 2012

How to make "not space invaders"...

 After some experimenting with a Freetronics Eleven board, Australian technologist Julius Roberts rose to the challenge of making something more than a blinking light display and instead came up with his "TINY" game. Using a 5 x 5 LED matrix as a display, you can play a game that involves moving your player left and right and shooting objects that appear at the top of the display. Considering the resolution of the matrix, the game plays very well. For example:

Kudos to Julius for such a playable game using such a small amount of external hardware. For more information and the Arduino sketch, head over to Julius' project page here. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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