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Pumpkin Carving For the Digital Age: Pumpktris 40

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.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them WHAT to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. -- Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.