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Pumpkin Carving For the Digital Age: Pumpktris 40

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the also-electrocutes-neighborhood-vandals dept.
antdude writes "Pumpktris is a fully playable version of Tetris built into a pumpkin, with 128 Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) for the display and the stem serving as a game controller."
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Pumpkin Carving For the Digital Age: Pumpktris

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  • slow news day? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @08:52PM (#41825975) Journal
    So.... it's Tetris on a circuit board.... and he extended the wires for the LEDs and drilled holes in a pumpkin for the LEDs to shine through?

    Maybe I'm missing something..... why is this interesting?

    I understand playing tetris on a skyscraper, because A) it's a skyscraper B) getting the rooms to light up on queue is difficult, but this is just LEDs, it's just... normal tetris... but LOOK! It's in a Pumpkin!

    Can someone explain why this is interesting?
  • by Onuma (947856) on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @09:10PM (#41826075)
    ...can never be stopped by boundaries of "That's a silly idea" or "That'll never work".

    Thank you nerds, techies, geeks and other misanthropic, misunderstood outcasts!
    Even though this project may just be a game, this type of devotion to science and technological innovation is how we have advanced as a species.
  • Re:slow news day? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Charliemopps (1157495) on Tuesday October 30, 2012 @10:16PM (#41826479)
    1. It's holloween 2. dude programed an andrino to do tetris 3. dude drilled a zillion holes in a pumpkin and turned the stem into a joystick Is it amazing? No... but certainly creative, geeky, and fits the season.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.