July 03, 2013

DIY classic "Pong" game with an LED strip

 As more people take interest in the Arduino platform, their imagination runs away and returns with ideas of bringing the old to the new. One example of this is another reincarnation of the classic video game "Pong" by Schuyler Sowa. He has used an RGB LED strip as the main game display system. Furthermore there's a usual 16x2 character LCD module for game information and large 7-segment LED display modules to show the score. The game is an interesting combination of various methods and also a good demonstration of having them work together as well as a fun game. In the following video Schuyler takes us through the game:

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If you're looking to make your own RGB LED projects, consider the Freetronics RGBLED: full colour module. It includes a bright RGB LED on the top of the board and a WS2801 constant-current, addressable, multi-channel LED driver on the back. This smart module can be daisy-chained, so you can connect a number of these together in a string and drive each of the module colours individually from your microcontroller. For more information and to order, visit the product page.

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