September 09, 2013

Make a "Pong" clock with a Raspberry Pi

No matter which development platform you're using, making weird and wonderful clocks is always fun and a neat challenge. One example of this has been documented by Martin Harizanov with his "Pong" clock. For those of a younger age, Pong was the first popular video game which simulated the playing of a tennis-like game with one or two players. Martin's clock displays random examples of Pong gameplay whilst showing the time at the top of the screen, for example:

The code is written in python and you don't need an external RTC IC. Overall it's a neat project, so visit Martin's website for the code and information. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page

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