20 Riffs Used in Doom on Stylophone #MusicMonday

Here’s a fun game – play this video from maromaro1337 on YouTube when the Doom player in your life is doing something out and let us know 1) how long it takes them to turn around to look at you and 2) the expression on their face. I’ll go first:

  1. about 1 second
  2. surprised and delighted grin

Keep listening to see if you can recognize the riffs!

While we’ve got Doom on the mind, we HAVE to call back to one of the smallest playable DOOM devices

We ported Retro-Go https://github.com/ducalex/retro-go over to work on our QT Py ESP32 Pico board and since Retro-Go has a port of PrBoom for the ESP32, it pretty much just worked loading up the shareware DOOM1.WAD file off of a microSD card. Amazing how capable retro-go is once the hardware layout is defined.

The specs on the Adafruit QT Py DOOM playing device … (code name PINKY):

  • ESP32 Pico v3 02, dual Tensilica 240 MHz core w/2MB PSRAM, 8 MB Flash
  • 240×240 1.3″ TFT IPS
  • microSD card
  • AW9523 GPIO expander for 10 buttons, const current backlight, headphone amp mute, card detect

Video from our testing…


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