Handheld Tetris is Retro and We Love It

handheld tetris

[Eduardo Zola] has been playing around with Arduinos, and ever since he started, he wanted to try making a game. Having fond memories of playing Tetris back on Windows 3.1, he decided to try giving a handheld version of it a shot.

He started with two 8×8 Neopixel Matrices due to their simplicity — not to mention the massive library of code available! To make it truly portable, he’s also included a 3.7v 4400mAh lithium ion battery which will keep him gaming for hours. He found a 5-way navigation switch on eBay which makes up the joystick. A small LED bar display tells you what level you’re on, and he’s even included a smaller speaker for music, and a vibrating motor for successfully completed lines in the game!

He borrowed the Tetris algorithm (and added some improvements) from the source code by [Valentin Ivanov], who completed a similar project last fall. Stick around to see a demonstration video of it in action.

We’re still pretty fond of this Tetris playing LED necktie though…

Comments

  1. rue_mohr says:

    sweet project! I love the case style, have to make that a mold for those when I build a vac former.
    But now I hate image stabalization AND autofocus…

  2. Per Jensen says:

    I2C?! – Neopixels does not use I2C…

  3. Shakipu says:

    Too bad I hate this game. This build is great however !

  4. Tom P. says:

    That’s cure, but I’m looking forward to the monstrously large Tetris at Philly Tech week. http://2014.phillytechweek.com/events/Cira_Center_Tetris-The_Oval

  5. Tom P. says:

    *cute

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