July 01, 2013

Recreate the clasic TV game "Pong" with Arduino

 Do you remember playing "Pong"? Some of us might, and some of us might not want to admit it. Either way, Pong was the classic TV and arcade video game that got the ball rolling - and you can recreate your own version with an Arduino and some very simple external circuitry. Following the instructions by James Bruce, you just need two potentiometers for external game paddles, a couple of components and a hacked-up TV coax line. With the use of the Arduino tv-out library you can then display the game on a TV with composite video input - much better than an LED matrix:

It's a simple project which could be a lot of fun, so head over to the website for the details and sketch. 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 join the fun, 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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