Nintendo's Mario has long been beloved by geeks and scientists everywhere, as evidenced by a fluorescent bacterial version (seizure warning!) and a Mario "multiverse" that acts as a better guide to parallel universes than "Lost." Now a Carnegie Mellon University student has concocted a playable pixel tribute on an 8x8 LED matrix.
The lady known only as Chloe concocted the project as homework by using an Arduino Nano, an open-source electronics prototyping platform intended for artists, designers and hobbyists. She simply added two buttons for the forward or jump input, and a piezo sensor that connects to a separate Arduino platform for the classic Mario theme song. Just don't go backward lest your square Mario meet with death!
Ah, Mario -- what can't a fat little Italian plumber teach us about science and technology? Even the computers want to play your game.
Can we ban this "lvbags" idiot, please? Spammer...
Interesting, but that's about it.
Credit where's credit due. I'm impressed
Though it's not really related to Mario which I'm a dedicated fan of, I have some cool Ideas I would like to share with you. check out my blog at inventiview.blogspot.com
I think you won't be disappointed.