Hyperrealistic graphics may be the standard for gaming, but Game of Light (Warning: Loud video volume) is a welcomed detour into vivid, low-res delight. Built for a course at the University of Oslo by [Abdimaalik], [Martin], [Andre], [Eivind], and [Stian], Game of Light has a handful game options, some of which allow up to four players. The build uses eight DE-DP14211 LED dot matrix boards, each with 32×16 bi-color LEDs and a built-in HT1632C display controller to handle the multiplexing. They are mounted together to form the 64×64 resolution display.
The box was custom-made out of what we suspect is acrylic, and uses some 3D printed pieces to offset the top from the bottom and to hold components in place. SNES controllers send data to the Arduino, which also runs the games and feeds the display controllers. Buried in the mix are two fans to keep the components cool. Everything is open source, so race to Github for source code and the games.
For another LED matrix project with a lot of gaming potential, check out [Brad’s] PS2 mouse interface that lets him interactively draw in real-time.
[via Brad’s Projects and NudaTech]
15 thoughts on “Game Of Light”
Warning: Turn down the volume before starting the video. They have a firm grip on the visuals, on the audio levels … not so much.
Good call. Warning added.
4 nerds staring at LEDs, what a sad sight.
Fuck off and troll somewhere else.
At least they use an Arduino to blink them ;)
And one pathetic loser who has so little use in the real world, he trolls on the internet to try and feel like he’s accomplished something in life.
Someone who thinks doing cool things is more pathetic then doing nothing but troll, well I guess of you cant do anything, you don’t do anything
Seems that you missed the mine:
Very nice game there Mario. I have added it to my website :)
Well done! I like this little project (apart from breadboard inside enclosure and use of arduino of course)
Generic rant about why Arduinos suck here.
Now I feel the urge to go buy 8 thousand LEDs to make my own similar project..
Wow! Machinae supremacy! (re: soundtrack) :)
Wooah! Your project is incredible, amazing, unbelivable! I’m a freshman student of electronics engineering at Brazil and I can’t even imagine how you start this! :O
How did you make the LED’s relate to the computer’s pixels?
I mean how do you have the liberty of doing all this amazing things with electronics?
where Controller.h ?
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