Conway's "Game of Life" is a fascinating display and has been demonstrated in this example by Arduino forum member PaulRB by displaying the results using a monitor with analogue input and the Arduino TVout library.
For the curious this is a simple one-player automated game. Each player (or pixel) lives or dies based on the number of players around it. This provides an random display on the screen in which you can soon see the patterns of life and death, for example:
Using TVout is surprisingly easy and only requires a few external components which can fit neatly on a protoshield. To recreate this project yourself, log in to the Arduino forum. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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