POV Game System

pov tetris

Ah, yet another clever persistence of vision project. I think this is my favorite so far because of its interactive nature. Rickard provides the schematics and discusses some of the technical hurdles he encountered while putting this project together. All of the display and processing components are mounted to the rotating arm. The gamepad signal is transfered through ball bearings mounted on the shaft. He’s got it to play Tetris and Pong, display a clock and text from the serial port. It would be interesting to see a game that took advantage of the full 360 degree display; maybe an infinite side scroller. If you’re looking for a commercial POV game system you should read up on how the Virtual Boy worked.

[thanks kolwon]

Comments

  1. weirdguy0101 says:

    wouldn’t it be eaisier just to make the controller wireless?

  2. Man, my virtual boy kicked ass. The stand sucked, but we didn’t use that–we just put it down on the table. My favorite game was Wario Land.

  3. Pelle says:

    That was one of the coolest stuff I have seen lately. Really simple idea but at the same time its such a great idea.

    Would be cool to see this in a shop or something but it won’t happen… Just to learn how to build it then :)

  4. weaszel says:
  5. night crawler says:

    While this is cool, it was posted back in april as a hackaday link http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000010038658

    In fact, in the last few days, this is the second re-posting of previous hacks. Ref yesterdays post on aux audio jack in car http://hackaday.com/entry/1234000220046664/ vs. a post from just a week previous http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000897045842/

    What is going on here? I visit hackaday faithfully several times a day, everyday to have the prmise fulfilled: “hack a day serves up a fresh hack each day, every day from around the web and a special how-to hack each week.”

  6. Yeah, Vince pointed that out to me. I wasn’t working here at the time otherwise I probably would have remembered it. Somebody sent it in and I thought “hey, that’s sweet” and put it up.

  7. jester says:

    I know this is pushing the envelope but could you add a couple rows of other colors to blend colors so that there is more than one. i know that the timing would be extremely hard to work with but is there a way to so this? i am not really knowledgable about graphics cards especially home-made ones but could you do this at all? would the colors blend easily?

  8. mikoangelo says:

    Would it be possible to remove the counterweight and replace it by another row, and thereby be able to reduce the speed by 50%?

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