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Pumpktris: The Tetris-Enabled Jack-o’-Lantern [Video]

You can carve a pumpkin, you might even go high-tech and wire it up with a few LEDs, but can you play Tetris on it? Check out this fully functional Tetris clone built into a jack-o’-lantern.

The build comes to us courtesy of tinker Nathan at HaHaBird, who writes:

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?”

Watch the Pumpktris in action via the video above or hit up the link below to see exactly how he went about building it.

Pumpktris [via Geek News Central]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 10/30/12

Comments (1)

  1. Alex R

    I kinda know how to do something like this. I haven’t messed with my Ardruino in a bit, I need to get back making projects like this.

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