September 25, 2015

Make your own two-player Pong game with Arduino

Retro games never seem to go away, instead they just get brought back to life with various contemporary development platforms - and the greatest example is the first arcade game "Pong". Rob Cai demonstrates a two-player version based around an Arduino or compatible board that replicates the original very well.

Apart from the gameplay using paddles (potentiometers or variable resistors) for input just like the original, Rob's version uses VGA video output instead of the more common composite video that can easily be generated by an Arduino.

The external circuitry is quite minimal, and the end result is quite playable, as shown in the following video:

For more information, discussion and the sketch to make your own - head over to the Arduino forum.  And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you need to add external hardware or devices to your next Arduino project, such as the circuit described above - you'll need a protoshield to mount the external circuitry. When doing so, consider our range of ProtoShields. From the tiny LeoStick to the Mega we have a wide range to suit your application.

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