Playable Tetris Pumpkin

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Origin of Cool: Vancouver 49.261226, -123.113927 Pumpkin Tetris

Pumpkin carving has never been terribly geeky. Sure you can get highly detailed Doctor Who or Star Trek pumpkins but Nathan of DIY site HaHa Bird decided to use his DIY and programming skills to take pumpkin carving to the next level. It took him over a week, 126 LEDs, 265 pieces of heat-shrink tubing and 313 solder joints but the “Pumpktris” was born.

To play users simply jog the joystick/pumpkin stem to move a falling tetris piece and the LEDs show the corresponding piece on the front of the pumpkin moving in the game.

If you fancy trying it yourself or are just curious to see how Nathan created the “Pumpktris” check out his step by step guide here.

Tetris Game in Pumpkin

Images: HaHaBird

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Maria is a Graphic Design student living near Cambridge, UK, she started writing for Origin of Cool in February 2012. She can be found most of the time attached to at least one gadget. Maria is mad about all things graphic design but in her free time she likes to listen to music, sketch, take photos, watch television and play drums. Feel free to message her on one of her many social network pages.
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