A pumpkin you can play! And the peduncle’s a joystick!
One of my habits is to write down all the crazy, fleeting ideas I have, then go back to review later rather than judging right off the bat, or even worse, forgetting them. Earlier in the month I was looking through that idea notepad and found “Make Tetris Pumpkins” from sometime last year. My original plan had been to make forms to shape pumpkins into Tetris pieces as they grew, then stack them together for Halloween. Since Halloween was only a few weeks away and it was too late to start growing pumpkins, I thought “Why not make a pumpkin you can play Tetris on instead?”
Why not, indeed?
Read more to see exactly how he did it, step by step (Hint: It involves wires, LEDs, mad programming skill and more patience than I’ll ever know.)