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July 10, 2015 AT 4:00 am

Make a Giant Snake Game Controller #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi #iLuvPi2

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From instructables user Vish_R:

The Milwaukee Makerspace was selected for May 2015 Build Night with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit. The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is faster than the 1st generation. With the increased speed and the Adafruit Perma-Proto HAT for Pi Mini Kit, I had to build an arcade game controller! So, I decided to build a giant game of snake for Maker Faire Milwaukee. Yes – the game famously played on Nokia phones.

In this game, the individual pixels will be made of milk bottles. A projector controlled via the Raspberry Pi will light up the pixels to display the game.

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