May 29, 2013

LED matrix Pong with Arduino

 For some interesting Arduino example sketches and a journey back in time to when computer games were harmless blinking lights, check out this project by YouTube user Onur Avun. They've recreated the classic game of "Pong" using an Arduino, an 8x8 LED matrix, some 74HC154 ICs and two potentiometers acting as paddles for each player. It's simple, it works and if the speed is increased, could be a lot of fun - for example:

The Arduino sketch and basic hardware instructions have been provided, so visit the project github page to get started. And  for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well. 

If you're new to Arduino and want to have some fun like the lads above, the first step is a solid board for your projects - our Freetronics Eleven - the Arduino-Uno compatible with low-profile USB socket, onboard prototyping space and easy to view LEDs:

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