Over the past year I’ve been working on my first big hardware project. It started as an experiment in powering and controlling led displays. I love the blinky lights and wanted something big that would catch the eye.
The end result is a tabletop sized arcade for a 4×4 lights out game similar in gameplay to the Mini Lights out Game by Tiger Electronics.
This project took me a long while to complete due to lack of free time. I began when my son turned one year old and finished not long before he turned two. The effort paid off though and I’m happy with how it turned out.
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