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Make your belt buckle play MP3s

Make your belt buckle play MP3s

Why do we want to be able to play music from everything? From pillows and pants to personal massagers, we seem to have just about everything.  But what would all these devices be without a MP3 playing belt buckle? After all cowboys don’t have much to play with in terms of listening to music.

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LED Pong Coffee Table tutorial & video demo

LED Pong Coffee Table tutorial & video demo

Take 4096 LEDs, 64 RGB microcontrollers and four Atari joysticks, throw them (with some degree of accuracy) at a coffee table, and you might get this: a four-way Pong table.  The whole top surface of the table has been turned into an LED array, the result of a two-year project by SparkFun Electronics.

Check out the video of the LED Pong coffee table after the cut

Real-life Tetris is multi-coloured marvel

Real-life Tetris is multi-coloured marvel

I feel a little ashamed to admit this, but I'm a crap gamer.  Yes, you heard me, I lack the hand-eye coordination, persistence and general aptitude to play Halo 3, Grand Tourismo Theft Auto Superbike Fifa 3 2008 or even Pac Man.  That pretty much leaves me with Solitaire, Minesweeper and Freecell.  Oh, and don't forget Tetris!  Yes, Tetris, love of my life (if you exclude everything else I love more) - there have been real-life game versions of it before but nothing I'd consider parting with cash for.  Well, that's just changed.

 

Make sure you check the video after the cut!

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